Over the next weeks I will have another look at the BMD records of my great-grandparents (if available online). I have seen these a long time ago, most of them on microfilm (except for most death records, those are not available yet). I have made extracts of them, but no copies. Now that most of them are online I can have another look, and share them here on Roots.
I found scans of all eight birth certificates, three (out of four) marriage certificates, and only one death certificate of my great-grandparents.
The first one is the birth certificate of Hendrik van Kampen, number 8 in my Ahnentafel.
The certificate states that on 8 November 1877, Barend van Kampen, who was a tailor, 36 years old, and lived in Hilversum, came to the town hall of Hilversum to declare the birth of a baby, on 7 November, at 8pm, in house number 483. The baby was a boy, of whom he [Barend] and his wife Lammertje Veerman were the parents. The baby received the name Hendrik. Witnesses were Antonie te Kloese, 70, and Cornelis van Kampen, 38. The certificate is signed by the father, the witnesses and the registrar.
During most of the 19th century, each birth had to be registered by the (legal) father (if he could not do it then by someone who was present at the birth, or the person in whose house the baby was born). He had to bring two male witnesses. Barend brought his stepfather Antonie te Kloese (second husband of his mother Maria Hogenbirk), and his brother Cornelis.