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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***** Season's Greetings! *****

LATEST ADDITIONS - December 2016

Another two Local Photos to enjoy featuring views of Aberdeen of yesteryear. The first is Broad Street from the 1920's (the buildings shown are all long gone) and the Denburn area from 1955 (and the buildings there are all long gone as well!).

Two new School Photos this month. This time it's a sporting theme - football teams from both Mile End Primary (1946/47) and Sunnybank (1955), both Aberdeen city.

More snippets from the local newspaper, the Aberdeen Journal. This time we look at the edition dated 6 January 1900. I've listed the BMD Announcements along with some local stories and features of the day. As usual there are a number of names mentioned. Are your ancestors waiting to be discovered? There's only one way to find out - check my Odds & Ends 3 page now!


I hope you all enjoy the holiday season when it arrives. Keep warm, keep safe and keep smiling!

Remember there are updates every month - so don't be a stranger!

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Colin A Milne