Friday, December 6, 2013

Cemetery at the village of Sinovas, Spain

These photographs were taken in the little village of Sinovas, in the province of Burgos, Spain.  The population of the village is 132 people.  The church of San Nicholas de Bari was built in the year 800, and expanded around the year 1200.  The church yard cemetery was not established until 1883.  Before this time, the villagers were buried in the crypt under the church.

My husband's paternal line, the ROJOs, were from Sinovas.  We have looked at all the parish book, back to the earliest ones, and all the ROJO family had their baptisms, marriages and funerals at this church in Sinovas.  The records go back to the Napoleonic war, in the early 1800s.  The earlier books were either destroyed, confiscated or hidden and never recovered.  The earliest records from about 1815 or so list the grandparents of the person being buried or married, and so we can trace the family back to about the mid 1700s.

This little churchyard was full of tombstones that had the surname ROJO.


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