The county of Vilnius is not all in Lithuania unfortunately, the southern part, with the city of Lida went to Belarus.
I'd written to the Lithuanian and Polish archives and they've both told me I have to go to the Belarus archives as Lida and Nieciecz are now in Belarus.
When I wrote to the Belarus archive, the 'reply' was very suspicious as there was nothing mentioned other than a very amateurish billing for $300.The name was not of the archive, nor the individual I wrote to there.Everything about it told me "Hold onto your wallet" ..
Any hints of how to get an honest person to do research in Lida?
ThanksBob Krampetzbob.krampetz at gmail.com Researching: Jakuc & Niewiera from that area.