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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Two more Local Photos both of Aberdeen - in fact the same part of Aberdeen - Springfield Road from the 1940's and again in 1960. The common feature in both these images is Craigiebucker Church - that establishment is still there - but the country lane is now a busy traffic route!

Another school photo for you to enjoy. This time it's Sunnybank football team from 1947. Sunnybank seemed real keen on football as I have a second photo previously posted showing them winning again in 1955!

Some more interesting snippets including births, marriages and deaths from our local paper, the Aberdeen Journal dated 7 September 1886. There's always a chance you'll find an ancestor among these random articles. Have a look now - you may be lucky! Odds & Ends 3


We had a mostly dry June - though not always sunny. The local schools are now on holiday so we'll see how it goes this month!

Well that's it for this month. Join me again soon. Remember there are updates every month!

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Colin A Milne