Where should I look for divorce paperwork? #galicia


Jessica Skippon <jskippon@...>
 

My great-grandparents (Viktor Schanzer and Fani Borger Birn (a widow)
were said to have divorced before my grandmother was born in 1885 in
Andrychau. He remarried two years later in Wadowice. The Wadowice
marriage register 1877-1928 is the only Jewish register >from a wide area
of southern Poland that I have found.

from the middle of the 19th century, the Jewish people were given 'equal
rights'. I assume that meant there children were no longer considered
illegitimate because their parents were not married in a church.

How would a divorce have been registered? How common was a religious
divorce - would there have been civil divorces?

from my search for Galician army registrations in Vienna, I have learned
that all those records pertaining to the area that became Polish were
sent to Poland at the end of WWI, in this case Krakow. It would be useful
to know the practice around divorce.

Jessica Skippon

SCHANZER, BORGER, BIRN (looking for Ignatz), JACHZEL, GELLER,
GLUCKSMAN, JOACHIMSMANN
Andrychau, Bielsko Biala, Wadowice

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