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 - November 2017

Another two Local Photos this month. The theme this time is bridges! The first photo features the Bridge of Dee from 1938 - note the countryside to the south and the absence of cars! The second photo is its counterpart to the north - the Bridge of Don. This image shows the newly widened bridge which was opened by the Queen Mother in 1959. Still not much sign of cars but loads of people enjoying what appears to be a fine sunny day.

Another month, another School Photo. This time its Victoria Road School, Aberdeen from 1953. These post-war kids look in good physical shape and they certainly seem to be enjoying the process of having their photo taken! Amazing to think that rationing was still partly in place at this time (finally abolished 1954).

More snippets from the local paper (The Aberdeen Journal) dated 11 October 1884. Starting with Births, Marriages and Deaths then some local stories of interest. There are of course many names - perhaps you can make a connection! Check out this latest article on my Odds & Ends 3 page.


Two new MI (Monumental Inscriptions) publications are available from the ANEFHS. The Kirkyard of Kildrummy  (Ref AA080)   3.00  Postage 1.50 (UK) and The Kirkyards of Chapel of Garioch and Logie Durno. Revised Edition (Ref AA116)  3.00  Postage 1.00 (UK). These I highly recommend - even if you live locally. They can save you hours of searching - it's so easy to miss a stone! My thanks to Jean Shirer for this valuable update.

We've changed the clocks back here so we're now on GMT. The daylight hours are decreasing fast and the colder weather is starting to take hold. This is a great time for the fireside and going over your research from the summer months. Never rely on your memory - document everything as soon as you can!

Well that's all for this month. Join me again soon!

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Colin A Milne