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. This time the theme is harbours and fishing boats. Two scenes of the 1930's, the first showing Cullen and the second showing Aberdeen. It's fascinating to see how busy these places were back then!

This month's School Photo features Bucksburn Primary from 1960. They certainly look a healthy bunch!

Another collection of snippets from the local paper (The Aberdeen Journal), this time from 3 May 1899. Starting with Births, Marriages and Deaths then some local stories of interest. There's loads of names mentioned so it's well worth checking out! See the article on my Odds & Ends 3 page.


The start of a new year and a time for those resolutions! If you've not yet started your family history then this might be the year to begin. No two family trees are identical but every tree will reveal some fascinating information. So why don't you make 2018 the year you started on the journey into your past - I doubt that you will regret it!

Well that's all for this month. Remember there are regular monthly updates so don't forget to check back!

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Colin A Milne