Dutch term: getuige

The Dutch word getuige means witness. Getuigen can be found in many different types of documents, such as birth and marriage records or baptismal records. In original records and transcriptions, the word is often abbreviated to get.

Man in uniform signing a document

Jan Marijnissen signs the marriage record of his sister-in-law Annie Flooren

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