Mr. Collins,

I have a friend that is wondering if he could be from a lost tribe. He is from Crete and would like to know how he can find out if he is too has lost jewish roots.

Dear Rob,
It is usually difficult to try and evaluate the ethnic origins of individuals. If your friend is looking specifically for possible Jewish roots, I suggest he contact Yair Davidy’s website at This website has more information on this subject than any other I know about. If you or he wish to explore possible roots among the other tribes of Israel, my best suggestion would be to search the information available in my books about the various tribes. These books can be ordered on-line by credit card at the publisher’s website: