The Burgum family history society is a member of the Guild of one name studies and researches the names

About the Author

Doug Burgum

Doug Burgum

Doug Burgum created this web site and was the author of the BURGUM FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY Journal, which was published quarterly for over 18 years! The postage costs, particularly overseas, had been rising rapidly and he had been subsidising the printing and postage costs for years and, quite simply, he can no longer afford it. It was costing hundreds of pounds a year! Added to this, Doug moved to Spain in 2009, which made the distribution of the Journals even more complex. A considerable amount of work had gone into the production of each edition and that time will, hopefully, be better spent developing this website and researching the family history.

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History of the Society

The BURGUM FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY was founded in 1989 by Doug Burgum, in England. He had been brought up believing that his family were the only Burgums. The name was that rare! Then one rainy day in Manchester, he looked in a telephone directory and found a listing for the name. Two, in fact.

Who were they?

Doug searched more telephone directories and began writing letters. He contacted Burgums all over the UK, and later in Australia, Brazil, Singapore, South Africa and the United States of America. He began researching the various families, linking them where possible. He published the results of his research in a quarterly journal, revealing the amazing stories he was uncovering. There were still only limited numbers; the name is rare. However, the membership of the BURGUM FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY steadily grew. There are now over one hundred members of the Society throughout the world.

The BURGUM FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY is an official one-name study and is a member of the Guild of One-Name Studies. If you like this website, or want to know more, we have a Facebook page at Facebook - Burgum Family History Society where you can receive regular updates. Join us today!

The BURGUM FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY Journal ceased publication after 18 years due to the rising costs of publishing and postage. However the work continues on the family history and on this website, which is updated frequently. Doug worked as an airline pilot and was lucky enough to meet many of his distant cousins around the world. He has continued to create a massive database containing the names and dates of all the Burgums (and Burghams). It is a monumental task and his work is far from over. However, he has discovered some amazing stories along the way and some of those stories are published here on this website.

NEWS FLASH - Several years ago Doug published a novel called Good Morning Captain! which leans heavily on his own life as an airline pilot and his family history experiences. Learn more at Good Morning Captain!