NE Scotland Genealogy


My Ancestors
My Book
Odds & Ends
War Memorials
Local Photos
School Photos

Welcome to my website on the local history of NE Scotland!

My name is Colin Milne and I am a native of Aberdeen, Scotland. I have had a keen interest in local history for many years and as well as pursuing my own family history I have done research in a number of other areas. As a result I have amassed a collection of books, articles, photos and assorted data which you might find of interest. So I would like to extend a warm Scottish welcome to you all. Come in and have a look around...

For those of you new to my site I would recommend that you select the contents button now for further details of my pages. However if you are too impatient to wait here are a few of the highlights!

bulletPictures and details of many local graveyards
bulletArticles from local newspapers & journals
bulletExtracts from antiquarian books
bulletDetails of my ancestors
bulletLocal pictures of interest
bulletAnd finally - details of my book!

This site is far from static. Every month there are new additions (see below), so there is always something new to discover. I usually have at least one series of articles in progress along with a selection of other bits and pieces.

If you are a new visitor I hope you will come back again. To my many regular visitors, thanks for your continued support and kind words. Thanks also for all the feedback I have received. A number of features have been incorporated as a result of these. Further constructive comments are always welcome. You can e-mail me here

Finally a number of visitors have asked me about permission to use material from the site and other legal things. In order to clarify this you will find the terms and conditions of use on my contents page.

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A new addition to my War Memorials page. This memorial takes the form of a very large tablet with bronze inlayed panels. It's located at Trinity Cemetery and dominates the lower half of this resting place. This month I've shown the panels numbered three to seven. I'll show the last of them next month. Do you have ancestors mentioned on this one?

Another excerpt from the local newspaper of the story regarding the scandal that enveloped Nellfield Cemtery in 1899 when it is thought that up to 300 graves were destroyed or interfered with in some way. More names again this month so if you suspect you have ancestors buried there prior to this date then it would be worth checking these out. Be warned, this might be an uncomfortable read for some. You'll find the story so far on my Odds & Ends 2 page.

Two more school photos to enjoy. This time it's Walker Road school from 1948-49 and Inchgarth School from 1962. Time to wallow in nostalgia. Are you or yours in these ones?  Check out my School Photos page to find out!


Well we are now enjoying long hours of daylight - though really warm weather is still eluding us. Gardens and countryside are now in full bloom - a real treat for the eyes. This is now the time to visit if you want to see the countryside at its very best - so get your skates on!

If you do visit the area don't forget to check out the ANEFHS on King Street. This is a real treasure-house of local knowledge and documentation. I've just purchased the MI for St Machar (all 4 volumes!) and I'm astounded at the work that must have been undertaken to bring it all to publication. So go along - you won't be disappointed!

That's it for another month. Take care and keep researching!

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Colin A Milne