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 2015

Another image for you to enjoy on my school photos page. This month it's the turn of Aberdeen's Holburn Street Primary School from 1946/47. These kids would have experienced school through war and peace - I wonder what they make of it all now?

This month in my War Memorials page I feature the beautiful monument to those fallen in both wars which can be found at Ballater, Aberdeenshire.

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.


Well that's another year coming to a close. I've been trying to remember how long I've had this website going in one form or another - about 15 years as near as I can remember. With small additions every month over that time it's grown some. There are quite a few dusty corners but I kind of like it that way. It's much like an old secondhand bookshop where you can discover some gems in the piles of books in the far flung corners. Well, that's my excuse - and I'm sticking to it!

Hopefully I'll be back to continue with my snippets of yesteryear into 2016. Be sure to join me. Meantime enjoy the holiday break and don't forget during your visits to ask your relatives for details of your ancestors!

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Colin A Milne