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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Another two local photos to enjoy this month - both from Aberdeen. The corner of Strawberry Bank, Hardgate in 1953, (now sadly the site of a large hotel) and the junction of Rosemount Viaduct/Skene Street in 1960 (love the old cars - all of which I remember!) See them both in my Local Photos page.

I know that many of you enjoy the old School Photos - so here's another two! This time it's Northfield Secondary from the early 1960's and Summerhill from 1962 - the year it opened. Enjoy!

Some more snippets from the local newspaper, the Aberdeen Journal. This particular edition is dated 2 February 1870. There were some tragic incidents and accidents on this day with many names mentioned. Perhaps it may just mention one of your ancestors! Only one way to find out - check the stories on my Odds & Ends 3 page!


Well the daylight hours are shortening fast as we get ever closer to winter. Soon it'll be time to gather up all your research and get down to the documentation of it all. With colder weather and long dark nights it's a good time to start getting it all sorted out!

That's it for this month. Remember and come back and check out the updates!

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Colin A Milne