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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**** Merry Christmas! ****

Seasons greetings! I hope you enjoy the holidays and generally have a great time. Don't forget that this is the perfect opportunity to speak to the old folks about their family history recollections while you're all together over the festive season. So get your pencil and pad ready and dig out the old family photos!

LATEST ADDITIONS - December 2014

Another monument on my War Memorials page - that located just over the Bridge of Don, Aberdeen. I've posted one photo showing the complete monument and another showing the first panel of names. More next month.

Two lovely old school photos for you this month. Kingswells Primary from 1930 and Auchedly School (near Tarves) from the 1940's. Do you have ancestors/family from those districts?  If you do then now's the time to check these out!


The ANEFHS have produced two new MI books - Fraserbugh Kirkton (Old Ground) and Logie Buchan with Newburgh Holyrood. Each is 3 plus postage (UK postage is 1.17 for Fraserburgh and 73p for Logie Buchan). As many of you know I'm a great fan of these books and I think they're worth every penny. If you've not seen these before then I should explain that within each book you will find a listing of every stone, along with a full inscription, an index of every name found and a map to help you locate each and every memorial. What more could you want? You'll find the complete collection listed here  Many thanks to Jean Shirer of the ANEFHS for the information and well done to all those involved in producing these!

Well that's it for this year. Thanks to all of you who have written to me during the last twelve months with contributions, comments and queries. Let's do the same in 2015!

Join me again next year for more updates. Meantime, keep warm and keep researching!


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Colin A Milne