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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LATEST ADDITIONS - September 2016

Two more local photos to enjoy this month both from Aberdeen. The Bridge of Dee area from 1948 and the start of the Northfield housing estate in 1949. It's fascinating to see how it was - there's been lots of changes over the years since those long-gone days. See them both in my Local Photos page.

My thanks this month goes to Avril Coutts who supplied two wonderful School Photos featuring her mother. The schools were Ferryhill from 1937 and the Central School from 1938. I know that many of you enjoy looking at these and I often get comments via email. If you happen to know any of the other pupils featured then please get in touch! Thanks again Avril for taking the time and trouble to share.

A few snippets from the local paper, the Aberdeen Journal, from 11 April 1881. A mix of court cases, accidents and death announcements. Are your ancestors mentioned? Only one way to find out - check out my Odds & Ends 3 page!


The gardens are looking wonderful at the moment - probably due to the amount of rain we've been getting! The long days of summer are starting to close as the days begin to shorten. It'll soon be time to put the heating on and start closing the curtains. Yes, we're starting to slip into the autumn.

Well that's all for this month. Don't forget there are updates every month - so remember to look back!

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Colin A Milne