My wife is from Ecuador and could use her mom's maiden name as one part of her application for Israeli citizenship, (if I can talk her into doing this because so far I am more interested in my own possible Jewishness than she is so far)? http://jewlicious.com/2004/07/french-canadians-are-jewlicious/ French Canadians are Jewlicious? Orthodox Jewish scholar and historian Yair Davidiy has convinced me that I may be partly descended from the lost tribes of Israel from another angle than my wife. So..... in a way.... Rabbi Yeshua - Jesus, telling my wife to marry me back in the year 2000 is perhaps a small scale fulfillment of a prophecy from Ezekiel. http://www.britam.org/messiah.html MOSHIACH BEN YOSEPH by Yair Davidiy The Two Messiahs For the record..... from what I have read on this topic over the past decade or so I would say that the Acadian French are at least twenty percent descended from Sephardic Jews whose ancestors fled from the Spanish Inquisition. I strongly suspect that the percentage could well be closer to fifty percent.