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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July 2018


Two more School Photos for you to enjoy this month. My thanks (again!) to Mike Kidd for sharing his school photos - this time from his years at Skene Square School. The classes are 1959/60 and 1963. Even better - Mike has supplied almost every name for those two years - always a great bonus!

Back to the city for my Local Photos this month. This time I have King Street near the Arts Centre from 1973 and the Shiprow from 1978. It's only when you look at these that you realise how many changes take place over the years. On a daily basis everything seems much the same but given a bit of time....


My internet provider has decided it no longer wishes to offer webspace to it's customers so unfortunately this site will disappear on or sometime after the 16th July. I've thought about transferring elsewhere but have finally decided it's time to retire. I can't recall exactly when I started this site but it must be about 20 years ago - so not a bad run! Over that time I've answered hundreds of queries and hopefully helped some of you get past a 'brick wall' or two. It's been great fun and a pleasure to correspond with some lovely people. I hope you'll all continue with your research - and if you've not visited the North-East of Scotland yet then start saving! If you choose the summer months you'll find some of the most beautiful countryside and gardens, along with historic churches, graveyards and architecture. 

This will be my last update. If you've not explored all of the site yet then I urge you to do so. There's lots of dusty corners but sometimes there are gems to be found within the cobwebs!

My best wishes to you all - and keep researching!

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Colin A Milne