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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Two more Local Photos this month. This time I feature a glimpse of Old Torry, Aberdeen, as seen in 1962 and the shipyard of John Lewis & Sons, Aberdeen, in 1963. Sadly, both of these are long gone.

Another two School Photos to enjoy. The first is Frederick School in Aberdeen from 1948 and the second is Auchedly School near Tarves from the 1950's. These are always fascinating to look at and I know many of you also enjoy them!

More snippets from the local newspaper, the Aberdeen Journal. This time we're looking at the paper dated 1st April 1892 which includes some deaths notices and a couple of stories of local news. These are always worth checking - you never know when an ancestor will pop up - so check out my Odds & Ends 3 page now!

It's been a long time since I last included a List - so this month I've included a small table showing the graduate doctors of Aberdeen from April 1892. Do you have a doctor ancestor?


A happy new year to you all!

As you'd expect the NE of Scotland is cold at the moment! I can't wait for the longer, brighter days of summer to return but in the meantime it's a good time to work on all the other aspects of family history. Talking to relatives, writing up the latest research, looking through old photos (and labelling them!) and all the other wonderful things that go into recording family history for future generations. There's certainly plenty to keep us busy!

Till next time, keep warm - and keep researching!

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Colin A Milne