In historical records, the village was first mentioned in 1435 (Bolgarom), it is however much older. In the early 16th century it belonged to Filakovo town and afterwards to the landowners Bebek, Serény, Balassa, and Vécsey. From 1554 to 1595 was occupied by Turks. Then it passed to the families Török, Révay, Berchtold and Coburg. From 1939 to 1944 it belonged to Hungary under the First Vienna Award.
The records for genealogical research are available at the state archive "Statny Archiv in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia"
- Roman Catholic church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1715-1896 (parish B)
- Lutheran church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1783-1895 (parish B)
- Surnames of living people in Bulhary
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