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Benfieldside (Blackhill) Cemetery Consett Co. Durham
« on: Tuesday 15 May 18 22:02 BST (UK) »
Hi, I am new to this forum and hoping for a bit of guidance. I notice that some posters have received help finding plots in the above cemetery

I visited Blackhill Cemetery today to search for a number of my relatives who I know to be buried there. Unfortunately I didn't realise how big the cemetery is and had no luck whatsoever in finding the graves.
I plan a revisit and wonder if anyone can give me any idea of where the plots are and if they are marked prior to my next visit. 
My ancestors are:
Edward Keenan         born 1828 died 1866
Patrick Keenan          born 1852 died 1902
Margaret Keenan       born 1855 died 1906
John Thomas Keenan born 1876 died 1932
Thanks in advance

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Re: Benfieldside (Blackhill) Cemetery Consett Co. Durham
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 15 May 18 23:08 BST (UK) »
Hi
Welcome to Rootschat.
Was there no one there to ask, or provide a map maybe? Have you got the plot details?
To help those wanting to help, we have
Edward Keenan's burial, 28 Jan 1866. It says section A grave 136 (need to be logged in to see this)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSJW-NRSB?cat=996903

Only Edward recorded in that plot in the Register of Graves
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSH6-QQ5D-D?i=241&cat=996903

Patrick Keenan, 7 Jan 1902
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSJW-NRCC?i=681&cat=996903

He was buried in section G grave 220
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSH6-QQPH-X?i=549&cat=996903

Margaret Keenan, 13 Oct 1906
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSJW-NRWV?i=755&cat=996903

She is in section H  grave 40
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSH6-QQPX-Z?i=572&cat=996903

John Thomas Keenan, 23 Nov 1932
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS6T-NC9C?i=257&cat=996903

And John Thomas was buried section 16 grave 248
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS6T-NT25?i=546&cat=996903

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Re: Benfieldside (Blackhill) Cemetery Consett Co. Durham
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 15 May 18 23:36 BST (UK) »
Hi
Welcome to Rootschat.
Was there no one there to ask, or provide a map maybe? Have you got the plot details?
To help those wanting to help, we have
Edward Keenan's burial, 28 Jan 1866. It says section A grave 136 (need to be logged in to see this)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSJW-NRSB?cat=996903

Only Edward recorded in that plot in the Register of Graves
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSH6-QQ5D-D?i=241&cat=996903

Patrick Keenan, 7 Jan 1902
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSJW-NRCC?i=681&cat=996903

He was buried in section G grave 220
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSH6-QQPH-X?i=549&cat=996903

Margaret Keenan, 13 Oct 1906
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSJW-NRWV?i=755&cat=996903

She is in section H  grave 40
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSH6-QQPX-Z?i=572&cat=996903

John Thomas Keenan, 23 Nov 1932
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS6T-NC9C?i=257&cat=996903

And John Thomas was buried section 16 grave 248
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS6T-NT25?i=546&cat=996903

Hi, many thanks for your reply the information is extremely helpful.
There was no one around whilst I was there and I have no plot details. I will explore the avenues open to obtaining one and will revisit once I have the information.
Once again thanks for your help it is much appreciated

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Re: Benfieldside (Blackhill) Cemetery Consett Co. Durham
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 16 May 18 11:18 BST (UK) »
Hi
Welcome to Rootschat.
Was there no one there to ask, or provide a map maybe? Have you got the plot details?
To help those wanting to help, we have
Edward Keenan's burial, 28 Jan 1866. It says section A grave 136 (need to be logged in to see this)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSJW-NRSB?cat=996903

Only Edward recorded in that plot in the Register of Graves
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSH6-QQ5D-D?i=241&cat=996903

Patrick Keenan, 7 Jan 1902
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSJW-NRCC?i=681&cat=996903

He was buried in section G grave 220
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSH6-QQPH-X?i=549&cat=996903

Margaret Keenan, 13 Oct 1906
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSJW-NRWV?i=755&cat=996903

She is in section H  grave 40
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSH6-QQPX-Z?i=572&cat=996903

John Thomas Keenan, 23 Nov 1932
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS6T-NC9C?i=257&cat=996903

And John Thomas was buried section 16 grave 248
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS6T-NT25?i=546&cat=996903

Hi Jon,

Could you tell me how you found this information on Family Search? I have tried searching for other family members without success. I have even tried searching for the ones you found for me but again with no success.


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Re: Benfieldside (Blackhill) Cemetery Consett Co. Durham
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 16 May 18 11:37 BST (UK) »
Hi
There is sometimes extra stuff on FamilySearch that can be accessed at home via a search in their catalogue. Basically, I mean digitized microfilms. But many of these films can only be viewed at a family history centre, and not all their films have been digitized.  It's really pot luck!
Some of the records are of course indexed on their website, but not all of them.
So typing in Benfieldside in the catalogue, which is here
https://www.familysearch.org/catalog/search

and then selecting "cemeteries" from the list, leads to
https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/996903?availability=Family%20History%20Library

Click on the camera icon to start browsing a film.
There are several burial registers on each film, at the beginning of each register there seems to be a surname index, which gives the entry number, and this may help.
John

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Re: Benfieldside (Blackhill) Cemetery Consett Co. Durham
« Reply #5 on: Friday 18 May 18 10:49 BST (UK) »
Hi
There is sometimes extra stuff on FamilySearch that can be accessed at home via a search in their catalogue. Basically, I mean digitized microfilms. But many of these films can only be viewed at a family history centre, and not all their films have been digitized.  It's really pot luck!
Some of the records are of course indexed on their website, but not all of them.
So typing in Benfieldside in the catalogue, which is here
https://www.familysearch.org/catalog/search

and then selecting "cemeteries" from the list, leads to
https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/996903?availability=Family%20History%20Library

Click on the camera icon to start browsing a film.
There are several burial registers on each film, at the beginning of each register there seems to be a surname index, which gives the entry number, and this may help.
John
Thanks so much for your help John, it has helped me a great deal