My name is Terri Brigman England and I am compiling a book on the whole of the Brigman Family.
The books starts with our first Brigman ancestor to come to the American Colonies (Thomas Brigman in the 1600s), several generations of his and our ancestors in England (to approximately 1550) and the descendants of our first Thomas Brigman in America from the period of the late 1600s through about 1900/1910. I have been researching the Brigmans for about 30 years and the book is presently some 500+ pages (before sources) and contains about 2000 Brigmans in a single family tree.
The book contains a lengthy narrative portion (including illustrations and various historical documents covering some 400 years.) A complete GEDCOM including 2000 known Brigmans and many additional historical documents are included. These documents primarily derive from original sources from courthouses and state archives. Sources include probates, wills, inventory of estates, various court minutes, guardian, criminal papers, civil papers, military records (Revolutionary War through Civil War), historical maps, newspaper articles, journal articles, deeds/grants, census records, plats, marriage records, personal interviews, contributions from others, cemetery records, birth certificates, death certificates, church, letters, photographs and other documentation.
While many personal vignettes, photographs and letters are already included there is always room for more! A special thanks to those who have already provided details on their ancestors and anyone wishing to document their own line is welcome to add any photographs OR a paragraph or two on the personal characteristics or events of your Brigmans. The smallest details are of interest! I am trying to limit the book to those born prior to 1910 so keeping within that range is helpful. I will, of course, cite you as the source and you would retain any copyright .
If you would like to view an index of those who are included in the book please email me and I will forward you an index showing last name, first name, date and place of birth and place of death (where known).
I anticipate the book will take another year or so before the work is complete and should you express an interest I will be sure to inform you once the work is complete. This book will be self-published and is not being produced for financial gain but to simply document the history of the Brigmans and make the information available to other researchers.
If you would like to contribute please identify your ancestor(s) by providing your name, ancestors' names, dates of birth/death (or range), locations of residence and any other relatives' names or info that will help me identify your ancestor and include them in the history of the Brigmans. The Brigmans were fond of reusing first names and identifying a single individual can be challenging (there being some 30 Johns, 20 Thomases , and so forth over the years).
My personal email is tbengland AT yahoo DOT com. I appreciate your time and effort in assisting with this projects and I look forward to including details about your Brigman ancestors.