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 2014

I've started a new page this month entitled War Memorials. On my wanderings in Aberdeen and surrounding district I come across these quite regularly. They're such a common site you tend to just walk by but I've made a conscious effort recently to stop and photograph them when I can. I'll post the results from time to time. I hope you like the result.

Another two photos of yesteryear in Aberdeen. Two definite landmarks this time, though for totally different reasons!  The first is the Rubber Shop (originally called the London Rubber Co). This store was a particular favourite of Aberdonians for it's large variety of goods (I used to get Matchbox cars in there as a boy!). The second photo is Craiginches prison - perhaps not so favoured by a certain cross-section of the local population!  See these in my Local Photos page.

Two more gravestones for my Strays page. These are monuments to those whose resting place may not be in the area they were associated with during their lives. Is your ancestor waiting to be discovered? Some have already been lucky and found long lost relatives - perhaps it'll be your turn next!


August wasn't the greatest month for weather so let's hope September is better. The day's are beginning to shorten and the temperatures are starting to drop. However it's still a great time for a visit - so if you've been thinking about it - get here before the fine days are all gone!

Don't forget that the ANEFHS have published another in their series of MI booklets - this latest one covers Blairdaff, St Johns' the Evangelist, St Ninians & The Chapel of Apollinaris. The order code is AA094 and it costs a very reasonable 3 I have quite a collection of these booklets myself and I thoroughly recommend them. They're a great help in the search for ancestors and because they list every stone, regardless of age, you don't risk missing any of them (as can easily happen when you visit). Many thanks to Jean Shirer for keeping me up to date on this. Keep up the good work Jean!

That's it for this month. Remember my regular updates and don't be a stranger!

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Colin A Milne