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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This month I've added the last two photos showing the stunning memorial that commemorates those who fell in the Great War located at Trinity Cemetery, Aberdeen. Do you have ancestors mentioned on this one? Find the photos on my War Memorials page.

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.

Another school photo to enjoy this month. This time its the turn of Culter School, Peterculter, from 1948. Are you in this photo or do you know someone who is? Time to check it out! Find it in my School Photos page.

I'm always interested in finding new and interesting sites. This month I'd like to recommend Scottish Women's Hospitals which has some beautiful photos, biographies and many many names of those women who served in this most noble profession. I've also added this site to My Links page. My thanks to Alan Cumming for his kind permission to link to his site. You've done a wonderful job there Alan - keep up the good work!


The ANEFHS continues to roll out new MI's at an amazing rate. Last month I reported the publication of the 4 volume set that makes up the St Machar grounds in Old Aberdeen (ISBN 978-1-9005004-39-3) which costs 13.50 plus postage. This month it's the turn of the Lumphanan kirks (St Finnan's and Stothert) (ISBN 978-1-905004-44-7) which costs 2.40 plus postage. These are great volumes and worth every penny. Congratulations to the volunteers who produce these - more power to your elbow!  Further details of the above and other volumes can be found here

Well I'm off to enjoy the long summer days but I'll be back with updates next month as usual. Meantime keep well and push on with your research!

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Colin A Milne