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 for you to enjoy - both from Aberdeen city. The first features the top of Holburn Street from 1960 while the second is an aerial view of Torry from 1961. I love the symmetry of the latter - though not so obvious at ground level.

Another lovely school photo this month. This time it's Inchgarth Primary, Kaimhill from 1954. They're a happy looking bunch!

Some more interesting snippets including births, marriages and deaths from our local paper, the Aberdeen Journal. from 17 February 1882. Perhaps you have an ancestor mentioned - you never know - check it out on my Odds & Ends 3 page now!


Well apart from a few days April turned out cold, wet and windy. So let's hope May is better. However the trees and shrubs in the gardens and countryside have started to show their spring colours. I always think May is the best time to see the local countryside at it's best. The bright colours are in stark contrast to the winter gloom. If you can visit the area now is a great time to do so!

The ANEFHS have recently published two new MI booklets to add to their extensive range of NE graveyards. The Kirkyard of Fetteresso and Oldmeldrum (1891 extension) are now available, both priced at 7.50. I'd recommend anyone with ancestors in these areas to purchase these! Many thanks to Jean Shirer of the ANEFHS for this information.

Well that's all for now. Remember there are updates every month so don't forget to check them!

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Colin A Milne