Re: Contextual understanding of ozvegy and elvalt #hungary


i don't think you can generalize >from those examples, but it may be possible to find the record of their previous marriage, particularly for the divorcees.

i'm just guessing, but it seems that the women are listed with their full maiden name (POLLAK Johanna, WERTHEIMER Roza, SEILER Netti, etc.), which would be proper, plus their married name, as a notation.

just out of curiosity, did any other widows or divorcees have surnames ending in "-NE"?

....... tom klein, toronto

"Larry Kohn" <larry@...> wrote:

I am transcribing Budapest marriage records for the All Hungarian Database.
The records are for the year 1879 and in some cases I am uncertain about how
to interpret the meaning of what is written for a bride who, prior to this
marriage, had either been widowed or divorced. Specifically, is her maiden
name given first, followed by ozvegy/elvalt and then followed by her
previous husband's surname, or is the meaning just the reverse?
Here are some examples:
(For size considerations I only included the register headings in the first

POLLAK Johanna elv EICHENBAUM (viewmate image VM11834, entry number 5)

MAHLER ozvegy WERTHEIMER Roza (viewmate image VM11835, entry number 10 )

RAUCH elv SEILER Netti (viewmate image VM11836, entry number 40)

WEISZ ozv LIPPE Terez (viewmate image VM11837, entry number 65)

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