'n Genealogiese en historiese perspektief op 'n gedeelte van die familie Swanepoel in Suid–Afrika (1698–1906)
Cooks, James Andrew
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The goal of this dissertation is to determine the genealogical and historical perspective of a selected part of the Swanepoel family in South Africa (1698-1906). It includes historical tendencies such as conflicts, wars, determination of the role and influence of the church and the impact on their Christian orientation, miscegenation, cultural integration and exposure to the South African landscape during the said period. Sources: Primary, secondary and archives sources, electronic genealogical information, periodic publications, websites and church registers. A personal archive containing letters, photo’s, information from graveyards, national and other archive documents and interviews with family members, published articles from accredited publications, published and unpublished dissertations. Marriages between Indian slaves and Free Burghers and inter-marriages between family members were identified. Family-registers are attached as addenda. The study covered the effect of the South African War and the “scorched earth policy” on the family. This dissertation contributed to the existing researched information available regarding the role and lifestyle of “Afrikaner families”. The study has shown the influence as a result of the continuous movement of borders from the Cape to North Western Region.
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