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
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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
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LATEST ADDITIONS - March 2017
Two more Local Photos
to enjoy. This time both photos show King Street, Aberdeen, from the
1950's. One photo shows a brave young cyclist near the top end, while
the second shows a marvellous old bus traversing the Bridge of Don,
before it was widened.
Something different in my
School Photos page this month. I have an
unidentified school which may possibly be Commerce Street - based on the
fact that one of the girls in the photo lived at 28 Virginia Street at
the time (circa 1890) - and that is probably the closest school in that
area. Her name was Mary McLeman, an ancestor of Iain Ross, who sent me
the photo. If you know the answer to the mystery then get in touch!
Many thanks to Iain for sharing this lovely image.
Another few snippets from the local newspaper, the
Aberdeen Journal. Dating from 1 Aug 1888 we have the usual mix of
birth/death announcements along with a mix of local stories. A number of
names are mentioned so it's well worth checking these out! Find it in my
Odds & Ends 3 page.
ANEFHS have recently
published two new
MI booklets to add to their extensive range of NE graveyards. The
Kirkyard of Fetteresso and Oldmeldrum (1891 extension) are now
available, both priced at £7.50. I'd recommend anyone with ancestors in
these areas to purchase these! Many thanks to Jean Shirer of the
ANEFHS for this
Well, that's it for this month. Don't forget to
come back and check out the updates!
© Colin A Milne