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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Three more photos of the war memorial at Auchenblae to capture all those named on this beautiful stone. See the results on my War Memorials page.

Another part of the story regarding the scandal that enveloped Nellfield Cemtery in 1899 when it is thought that up to 300 graves were destroyed or interfered with in some way. Yet more names 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.

My thanks goes to Mike Davidson this month for sharing his old school photo - Kittybrewster Primary from 1947 or 48. Not only has he supplied this wonderful image, he's also supplied most of the class names - an incredible bonus! I hope you'll take the time to check this one out - you can find it on my school photos page. Should you know of any of the missing names on this or any of the other photos please get in touch! Meantime thanks again to Mike for sharing. 


The days are slowly stretching and the sun gets higher every day (that's when we have sun of course). I've taken a few gravestone photos but it's very early days yet for good images. I just have to be patient!

This is the very beginning of the crocus season. I've got a few in my garden to cheer me up and many of our local parks are just beginning to bloom with these little beauties as well. There's nothing like a splash of colour to cheer you up!

That's it for this month. Don't forget I'm back with regular updates so remember to stop by and check them out. 

Good health and happy researching!

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Colin A Milne