At the year one thousand nine hundred and four at the thirteenth day of the month June is showed up for civil clerk of the Municipally Registration of the city Groningen, area Groningen, province Groningen Alje Doornbos, twenty-nine years, laborer living at Groningen and declared that at the twelfth day of the month June is born at 6 A.M. at Groningen is born a female child named Grietje, daughter of Alje Doornbos and his house wife Klaaske Doornbos, without profession and living at Groningen
This registration is made in presence of Taeke Henstra, twenty-four years old, writer* and Wessel Deelman, forty years old, writer*, both living at Groningen.
After the record is reading out it’s signed by the father and the two witnesses.
*a writer is a copier... someone who takes down information
At the year one thousand nine-hundred and four at the twenty-first day of August are showed up for us Civil Clerk of the city Groningen, area and province Groningen Gerhard Poppema, thirty-nine years old, leedaanzegger* and Taeke Henstra, twenty-four years old, writer both living at Groningen who declared that at the twenty-fifth day of the month August at 6 A.M. is deceased Grietje Doornbos, ten weeks old, without profession, living at Groningen daughter of Alje Doornbos , laborer and Klaaske Doornbos without profession and both living at Groningen.
After this record is read out its signed by the informants and the clerk.
*Leedaanzegger is an old profession. The man went from house to house to inform who was deceased. He may also invite guests from the funeral on behalf of the family.