names of women divorced or with marriages annulled #general

Herbert Lazerow

It was not uncommon in Jewish records in Tsarist Russia when a divorced woman
remarried to reference her as something like "Sarah, divorced wife of Chernigov
townsperson Moshe Pipik and daughter of Nezhin townsperson Shmuel Iofe." Often
the record is less complete, and sometimes it is unclear whether the surname
given is the maiden name or the married name.
I have never seen a record that stated that a woman (or a man) had been a party
to a marriage that had been annulled, which would be logical because the result
of an annulment is that the marriage never existed.
Herbert Lazerow
San Diego CA

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