BURGUM FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY

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

The BFHS Library

Some of the books below are "Flip Books" created by Doug Burgum of the Burgum Family History Society. These illustrated books can be read just like a normal book or magazine where you simply read and turn the pages. Some of the books contain stories about individuals in the Burgum (and Burgham) family. Others include a genealogy guide, a book list of obituaries, and a "Did You Know?" book about unusual facts of history.

Click on the book to read it. There is a button (bottom right) which will take the book to full screen.

The library collection will be added to over time, creating a new way of enjoying your family history.

Henry Elkin was from Birmingham, England, and married Jane Burgum, the sister of John Burgum the chief decorator of the famous Concord Stagecoaches.

Henry and Jane settled in Cuba where Henry worked as a "maquinista." He managed the machinery on a sugar plantation and it is claimed that he was the first to introduce steam engine machinery for grinding the sugar cane; this work was previously done by oxen!

However Henry and Jane could never imagine what was going to happen next!

John Burgum was my father. He was brought up in the East End of London, marrying my late mother in 1953. He was conscripted into the army before doing a variety of jobs as a French polisher, a builder, a publican and, finally, working for Axminster carpets. This book is his life story, told in his words. He was struck down with Alzheimers in 2004 and I have added that episode of his life to the book.
This book show photographs of my family, the AA family tree. They include pictures of my parents, grandparents and my great-grandfather, as well as a few from the other branches of my family including the Brazilian Burgums.
This is the story of Henry Burgum (1739-1789), a successful pewterer living in Bristol, who allowed himself to be duped by the poet Thomas Chatterton. Driven by vanity, Henry purchased a pedigree from Chatterton, and so began a spiral into humiliation, disgrace, ruin and eventual imprisonment in the Fleet Prison.