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. Definitely a nautical theme - with two views of Aberdeen harbour dating from the 1930's and the 1950's. Sadly these days you can't meander round the harbour - the best you get is peering through a metal fence - ah well, that's progress. See these splendid views on my Local Photos page.

An extract from the local paper, the Aberdeen Journal, from 30 June 1900 showing the births, marriages and deaths. Are your ancestors mentioned? Only one way to find out - check out my Odds & Ends 3 page!

My thanks this month to Norman Pratt who supplied some names to go with two School Photos. It's great to have these images but it's a real bonus when you can put names to the faces!  The schools in question are the Middle School 1948/49 (27) and Aberdeen Academy 1956 (42). Thanks again Norman!


Well the weather in the Aberdeen area has been it's usual changeable self. We've enjoyed many dry days - with the odd shower just to keep things interesting! It's a great time to explore our local towns, villages and of course many of the hundreds of graveyards we have in the NE of Scotland! So if you haven't arrived yet to explore - get your skates on! (as many a mother used to say).

That's all for this month. Keep well and keep researching!

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Colin A Milne