Welcome to Jewish Research in Lida Uezd in Vilna Guberniya

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     Grodno Guberniya 1801-1842, Vilna Guberniya 1842-1917, part of the Russian Empire prior to the World War I, and part of Poland (1920-1939)

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Updated: October 2014

Links to towns in Lida Uezd:

Looking for a place in the area on a map? You can either enter the name of a town, or of a region. For the Lida region, select  nowogrodzkie, which brings up a page with a list. You can think of Gmina as being like townships. You can also expand the list for other localities than the township center with the show all places button. Ashmiany is listed under wilenski, and is spelled Oszmianski.

A comprehensive list of localities in Lida District  from the 1929 Polish business directory.

Radzima.org has many old and new photographs of the region. Click on ENG to switch to English first. Then click on  the country - most villages now in Belarus, but Eisiskes is in Lithuania. For Belarus, the villages are in the Grodna region. Most of them are in the Lida subdivision of Grodna, but some are in Ashmiany [indicated above]. After that, you're at the village level. Enjoy!

If you have Lida uezd materials to share, please considering donating it. If you read Yiddish or Hebrew, please contact us.

Records are held both in Grodno and Vilna archives.For Lida records translation, your tax deductible contribution by credit card via the secure server at either group or by mail will grow our knowledge. For a $100 donation, you receive all these records translated two years ahead of their posting on JewishGen. Every penny collected is used for Lida uezd projects only. Records include censuses; family lists; marriages, births, death records; prenumeraten lists; and more. Please contact Judy Baston with any questions.For current translations, please see the ALD: All Lithuanian Database and Belarus SIG Database.
Lida District genealogical records translation is a joint effort of Lida District Researchers of Belarus SIG and Lida District Research Group (DRG) of LitvakSIG. Record translations cover all shtetls (towns) in the Lida Uyezd (district) of Vilnius Guberniya (region) of Lithuania including the town of Lida itself. This page is hosted at no cost to the public by JewishGen, Inc., a non-profit corporation. If useful or if you are moved by this effort to preserve the memory of our lost communities, your JewishGen-erosity will be appreciated.