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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LATEST ADDITIONS - November 2015

My thanks this month goes to David Chalmers who in his early years lived in Torry. He's kindly sent me his school photo - Victoria Road from 1946. Along with the photo he's sent me some of his fellow pupil names - always a great bonus. David is keen to hear from any of his former classmates so if you are one of them please get in touch with me and I'll pass on your messages. Meantime check out the image on my school photos page.

Some additional photos of the Stonehaven memorial to our war dead located to the south of the town on the Black Hill. See them now on my War Memorials page.

Yet more revelations from the local newspaper of the story regarding the scandal that enveloped Nellfield Cemetery 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.


The ANEFHS have produced another MI book:-

The Kirkyards of Leochel-Cushnie (Leochel St Marnoch, Cushnie St Giles and Leochel-Cushnie) (ISBN: 978-1-905004-50-8). Postage: 1.19 UK; 4.75 Air Zone 1; 5.05 Air Zone 2; 3.70 Europe; and 4.- surface.

If you have relatives from those areas I'd strongly suggest purchasing this - it may pay dividends! My thanks goes to Jean Shirer for this update.

It's a lot colder and darker now in the NE of Scotland. We've changed our clocks back so now we're on GMT. Now's the time to start thinking about looking out those gloves and hats! It's also a great time to catch up with all those bits of paper referring to family history and document them properly. While indoors remember to speak with elderly relatives and record their memories of yesteryear.

Well that's it for now. Keep warm and keep researching!

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Colin A Milne