Does anyone know if Alius is currently receiving or responding to emails on his 'email@example.com' address?
I sent him one from my hotmail account a couple of weeks ago, offering work.
Dave, you didn't say that you were looking for an alternative, but I wanted to pass along my good experience with Vilius Vaseikis. He lives in Vilnius and his English is good. He is very honest and very diligent. And he has a good relationship with the Lithuanian Archives. Vilius' email is vilius@LithuaniaVisits.com. He has a website which talks about several different things that he does. Incidentally, the site includes an interesting photogallery of photos from Lithuania. It's at www.LithuaniaVisits.com.
I had a rather extensive search done by Vilius. It covered two generations. Vilius produced some 42 documents (birth and marriage records, etc.), and the cost was around $518. These charges are in line with what I paid to the Archives for an earlier search, which also covered two generations. Vilius can do a smaller, one or two record search, and the price of course will be a fraction of what I paid and the results will come much more quickly.
I did my search with Vilius in stages, that is, grandparents first, then their siblings, then children and so on. Vilius gave me a price before each phase and I made a decision as to whether to continue. The process worked very well and there were no surprises on the cost.