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SWA PROGENITORS/STAMVADERS

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This is the Progenitor Project that every South West African (Namibia) male Progenitor (Stamvader) [abbreviation SWASV] should be added to first

This project is for settlers in South West Africa (Namibia) and roughly covers the period 1850 to 1950.

The intention of this project is to be a hub of information on the South West African people who were Progenitors of today's Namibian population. The aim is to give information about all people involved in populating and colonising South West Africa. It is all-embracing and aims to have no political influence or connotation

Indigenous peoples will be covered in separate projects

The project is a work in progress - contributions are most welcome! Please add other headings as necessary.

A PROGENITOR is the start of the bloodline in a country. (So this project collects all first fathers of a line that still has descendants in Namibia.) In the case of each family of settlers to SWA, the progenitor(stamvader) is usually only the oldest father. On the tree, this is indicated by the suffix SWASV. The Project will broadly cover the peoples of South West Africa under the following headings

Discovery

Early Missionaries/Hunters/Business Travellers/Other

Peoples of the country

Short history

  • Early days
  • German Colonisation
  • South African Rule
  • Independance

Settlers in every group

  • Eg Cape settlers, Dorslandtrekkers, Portuguese and Angolans,
  • German settlers and others

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The intention of this project is to be a hub of information on the South African people who were Progenitors of today's South African population. The aim is to give information about all people involved in populating and colonising South Africa. It is all-embracing and aims to have no political influence or connotation.

To participate in any project ...…

...... you do need to first be a collaborator - so join the project. Look at the discussion Project Help: How to add Text to a Project - Starter Kit to get you going! In order to join the project use the drop down menu at the top left of the screen and Join the Project. If this option is not available to you then contact a collaborator and ask to be added to the project. As a collaborator you will be able to edit this page.

How to Participate

• Please add the profiles of male Progenitors - (not their entire families and descendants!). This is easily done from the profile page using the Add to project link.

• If you have any queries related to settlers from other countries, please start a discussion linked to this project. (See the menu top right).

• Please add related projects to the menu on the right.

• If you have links to related web pages that would be of interest to others please add them in the relevant section at the bottom of the page. In order to do this use the drop down menu at the top left of the screen and Join the Project. If this option is not available to you then contact a collaborator and ask to be added to the project. As a collaborator you will be able to edit this page.

• Add any documents of interest using the menu at the top right of the page, and then add a link to the document in the text under the heading below. If you do not know how to do this please contact one of the other collaborators to assist you.

See Also Related Geni Project Pages:

WELKOM CUZZINS: Geni SA Projects' Main Site Index & Help Page

Progenitors/Stamvaders

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