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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A new addition to my War Memorials page. This memorial take the form of a very large tablet with bronze inlayed panels. It's located at Trinity Cemetery and dominates the lower half of this resting place. This month I've shown the first three panels and I'll show the following six over the next couple of months. Do you have ancestors mentioned on this one?

Another part of the story regarding the scandal that enveloped Nellfield Cemtery in 1899 when it is thought that up to 300 graves were destroyed or interfered with in some way. More names again this month so if you suspect you have ancestors buried there prior to this date then it would be worth checking these out. Be warned, this might be an uncomfortable read for some. You'll find the story so far on my Odds & Ends 2 page.

Two lovely old photos of Union Terrace, Aberdeen, for those nostalgia fans. The first shows the gardens in the early 1900's - and how lovely they look. No H M theatre though - it hadn't been built yet! The second shows a memory to many Aberdonians - the playing of draughts - a simple but popular pastime for our (shall we say) more senior citizens. See these lovely images in my Local Photos section.


Well the summer months have (more or less) arrived. Finally we can all escape our houses and enjoy the outdoors. We had some wonderful weather in April and we're all hoping for the same in May. The gardens are growing and the grass is making up for lost time. In my opinion this is one of the best months for seeing our lovely gardens and our countryside - everything suddenly bursts into bloom and foliage. Catch it while you can!

The following months are now the best for your visits to the NE of Scotland. The daylight is long and the sun is now in a position where most photos will turn out great. So time to get yourselves here and immerse yourself in history. There's lots to see so get here soon!

That's it for now. Don't forget there's updates every month!

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Colin A Milne