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Jewish Families of Trakai District, Vilnius Province, Lithuania

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  • Bertha Barnett (1873 - 1953)
    Birth Recorded in Merkine in 1873 F35 MORGOLIUS Basha daughter of Isaak and Ginda - - Day 3 Month 12 Year 1873 25 of Kislev Merkine Trakai Vilnius - - LVIA/728/3/469
  • 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/...

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