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 - September 2015

Another addition to my War Memorials page. This time it's the turn of the Stonehaven and the splendid war memorial high above the town on the Black Hill. I've included three named panels this month with more to follow soon.

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.

It's really special when someone sends a photo to share with you. My thanks this month to Heather Smith and her daughter Wendy for doing just that - a photo of Skene Square football team from 1971 along with the names of these young 'stars' who seem to be really enjoying themselves! See this marvellous image in my School Photos page.

It's always good to be informed of 'new' websites so it's thanks to Isabella this month for finding this one. There's loads of US links along with some very nice articles including some on preserving documents/photos etc. I've added this site to my Links page. So thanks again to Isabella - and good luck with your ambition to become a history teacher!


As many of you will know I'm a great fan of the ANEFHS books of MI's. Following on from last month I'm pleased to announce that the society has just published some further new/revised ones. Details and postal rates as shown,

Kirkyard of Insch 3.- (ISBN: 978-1-905004-37-9) plus postage 74p. UK, 2.45 EU Air, 3.15 Air Zone 1, 3.30 Air Zone 2 and 3.25 surface.

Same postage rates apply to Kirkyard of Braemar (revised and extended edition) also 3.- (ISBN: 978-1-905004-45-4) 

Hillhead Cemetery (Portknockie) sold as set of 2 parts 7.50 (ISBN: 978-1-905004-46-1) postage 1.51 UK, 5.15 EU Air, 7.45 Air Zone 1, 7.90 Air Zone 2 and 6.30 surface.

Further details of the above and all other volumes can be found here  My thanks to Jean Shirer of the ANEFHS for providing all this information!

We've had some nice days in the last month but I wouldn't say it's been the best summer of recent years. Perhaps we'll fare better this month. It's still a great time for a visit however so if you've been thinking about it I'd recommend you get started right away!

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

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Colin A Milne