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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Two more Local Photos for you to enjoy. This time both photos show King Street, Aberdeen, from the 1950's. One photo shows a brave young cyclist near the top end, while the second shows a marvellous old bus traversing the Bridge of Don, before it was widened.

Something different in my School Photos page this month. I have an unidentified school which may possibly be Commerce Street - based on the fact that one of the girls in the photo lived at 28 Virginia Street at the time (circa 1890) - and that is probably the closest school in that area. Her name was Mary McLeman, an ancestor of Iain Ross, who sent me the photo. If you know the answer to the mystery then get in touch!  Many thanks to Iain for sharing this lovely image.

Another few snippets from the local newspaper, the Aberdeen Journal. Dating from 1 Aug 1888 we have the usual mix of birth/death announcements along with a mix of local stories. A number of names are mentioned so it's well worth checking these out! Find it in my Odds & Ends 3 page.


The ANEFHS have recently published two new MI booklets to add to their extensive range of NE graveyards. The Kirkyard of Fetteresso and Oldmeldrum (1891 extension) are now available, both priced at 7.50. I'd recommend anyone with ancestors in these areas to purchase these! Many thanks to Jean Shirer of the ANEFHS for this information.

Well, that's it for this month. Don't forget to come back and check out the updates!

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Colin A Milne