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Jewish Families of Trakai District, Vilnius Province, Lithuania

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  • Leah Pailet (b. - c.1871)
  • Solomon Katz (1860 - 1941)
    According to family stories, Solomon was adopted by the Katz family of Merkine, whose eldest son had died. As an "eldest son" he would be exempt from the tzar's draft.
  • Khaim Frankel (1872 - d.)
    Birth in Merkine, Trakai, Vilnius, Lithuania on February 15, 1872 (18 Adar) of FREYNKIL, Khaim son of Avram and of Ester Brit on 25 Adar I by Avraam TREGER. Record: M6 2205026 / 4 764 LVIA/...
  • Shmuel Rosinsky (1825 - d.)
    Jewish Gen, Lithuanian database, Trakai 1858 Revision List, town of Merkine (Ratnycia probably since listed in Merkine in 1858) ROSINSKY Shmuel son of Shaya Head of household age 33 age last RL 25...

The purpose of this project is to document the Jewish families living in various towns in the Trakai district, Vilnius Province, Lithuania (then Russian Empire) in the 19th century.



  • Sirota
  • Pailet
  • Finkelhor


Merkine (Merech)

  • Godofsky


  • Bravmann
  • Breidbord (Reidbord, Bridberd)
  • Butrimovich (Shafer)
  • Finkel (Zhopovich)
  • Frankel
  • Gornovski (Shain)
  • Kaplan
  • Khazanovich
  • Mishtovski
  • Pruss
  • Rabinovich
  • Rukhovich
  • Shafer
  • Shapovich
  • Shibail
  • Sudvoiski (Sudov)
  • Zhupovich


See Project on Frankel Family of Ratnycia and Merkine which gives a list of families from Ratnycia and Project on Holocaust victims from Ratnycia and Druskininkai