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A percentage of the Jewish population of Iberia of Spain converted to Christianity during the hundred or so years following the riots of 1391. A portion of these converts emigrated to France to avoid persecution during the Inquisition. It is possible that during the 1600's a portion of the emigres continued on to New France (now known as Canada). The objective of the Canadian-Anusim Project is to learn whether DNA will enable present-day French Canadians confirm links to the Iberian Jewish community of five centuries ago.