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 - February 2016

Two school photos and two consecutive years this month. Mile-End primary in Aberdeen is the school and 1957 and 1958 are the years. Enjoy!

You don't have to travel far to find War Memorials in the North-East of Scotland. I'm pleased to show you just a sample of them. This time it's the monument to be found in the centre of Tarland - a tribute to the fallen men of both wars from that district. A simple but poignant reminder beautifully kept.

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.

Finally, many thanks to Gavin Baird for getting in touch and solving my Mystery House photo!


We had our share of heavy rain last month but hopefully that's all past now. The days are slowly lengthening and the sun is starting to make an appearance! Soon be time for the first bulbs to pop their heads up and add a bit of colour to our gardens.

Well that's it for now. Remember there are updates every month so don't forget to check back!

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Colin A Milne