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

 

Doug Burgum (Creator of this Website)
Doug Burgum

Doug Burgum was the author of the BURGUM FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY Journal, which was published quarterly for over 18 years and sent to families all over the world! The postage costs eventually became too expensive an so he developed a website in order to pass on the extensive research he has carried out into our family history. This new website is a more modern, updated database, version of the original wesite. So far he has been working on this version for over two years!

Doug was born in Rochford (Essex), in England in 1953. He was first married in 1975 and has two sons. Following a divorce, he married his wife Fiona in 2007. He became interested in family history in the 1980's and began the research that was to change his life. In 1990 he founded the BURGUM FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY. His research took him back to his roots when he discovered his Burgum ancestors originally came from the Forest of Dean, in Gloucestershire. He fell in love with the area and bought a holiday home there. Later, he moved permanently to the Forest.

Doug worked as an airline Captain for British Airways and travelling the world flying the Boeing 747-400. This gave him a unique opportunity to meet distant relatives all over the United States, Canada, in Brazil, Australia, Singapore and South Africa. Doug and Fiona took early retirement from the airline and share their time between their homes in Andorra and Spain.

In the past Doug has written a column in the local newspaper, been a civilian instructor in the Air Training Corps and was Chairman of the Dean Heritage Museum Trust. (The Trust runs the Dean Heritage Centre which is set in an old mill, by a lake, in the beautiful Soudley Valley in the Forest of Dean. The museum records the rich history and heritage of the area and has about 25,000 visitors a year. The Trust is also responsible for several important historical sites in the Forest).

Doug recently took a DNA test with Family Tree DNA . He found no other Burgums registered, but 1,741 others appear to be a match! His DNA also shows he is 99% European, made up of 76% British, 23% West and Central European.

Several of my other pages will be placed here in due course. Just for starters try
Burgum Wood a poem I wrote many years ago. Do let me me know if you like it!

Holiday Blogs - Alaska 2018.

Here is my personal Favourites Page.