Successful Jewish Genealogy hinges on two essential facts: what are the original Ancestral surnames and towns (Shtetls) for each branch in your family. Once you have these, you can attend hundreds of other genealogy sessions online or elsewhere to build your past. But what if you don’t know one of both of those facts? What do you do? Where do you start? Is it even possible to re-capture that crucial information if you know neither? Using many examples and strategies, I will walk you through each showing examples of how original names and towns can be confirmed many decades after they were forgotten or obscured.