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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I've added another set of photos of a memorial commemorating our war dead. This time it's the one located in St Peter's Cemetery, Aberdeen, a tribute to WWI fallen. I hope you find it of interest. 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.

Time for some nostalgia with another school photo for you this month. Aberdeen's Powis Secondary from 1955. Perhaps you'll be in this one, or your father or your grandfather (eeek!) Check it out in my School Photos page.


The ANEFHS continues to roll out new MI's at an amazing rate. In June 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. Now 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 here's hoping for more summer days to enjoy the sun - and of course the opportunity to explore our towns and countryside. I hope you have the opportunity to do the same.

That's it for this month. Join me again soon for more updates!

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Colin A Milne