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The BFHS Library

Below are a series of "Flip Books" created by Doug Burgum of the Burgum Family History Society. (Please note - some are written by other authors and, with their permission, have been published on this website).

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. Later others will be added tov 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 are a series of buttons below to control your experience. The library collection will be added to over time, creating a new way of enjoying your family history.

A.T. Burgum began a dynasty. He was born at Weston-under-Penyard, close to the Forest of Dean. In 1871 he and his wife Ann emigrated to the USA with their children. They first settled in Iowa, where Ann tragicly died in child birth. A.T. later moved to Arthur, North Dakota, where a large family gradually grew and spread across the USA. The rest, they say, is history!
Henry Elkin was from Birmingham, England, and married Jane Burgum, the sister of John Burgum the chief decorator of the famous Concord Stagecoaches. They settled in Cuba where Henry worked as a "maquinista." He managed the machinery on a sugar plantation, but he and and Jane could never imagine what was going to happen next!
John Burgum (1826-1907) was an ornamental painter hired by the Abbot-Downing Company to decorate the famous Concord Stagecoaches. Merri Ferrell was Curator at Stony Brook, on Long Island for many years, home of John Burgum's "Grace Darling" Omnibus. She has recently written this article about John and his art work.
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.
John Burgum (1826-1907) was an ornamental painter hired by the Abbot-Downing Company to decorate the famous Concord Stagecoaches.
More books will appear here soon!
More books will appear here soon!