jewish roots: AP House Speaker Paul Ryan was surprised and proud to find out he has Jewish roots, according to Vancouver Courier. The Wisconsin Republican discovered his family history while filming a segment for the upcoming season of the PBS series Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr. Her name is Marial Iglesias Utset, not Sharon Adams.A corrected version of the story is below article continues below Trending Stories Vancouver High on Life vloggers die in Shannon Falls tragedy Court orders closure of Vancouver sex shop Gang activity on the rise in Vancouver Redevelopment of Arbutus Village about to begin House Speaker Paul Ryan uncovers Jewish roots on PBS show House Speaker Paul Ryan was surprised and proud to find out he has Jewish roots By BETH HARRISAssociated PressBEVERLY HILLS, Calif. Gates said Tuesday at a TV critics meeting that he traced Ryan's heritage back to his 10th great-grandfather born in 1531 in Germany. You could have knocked him over with a feather and then he was very proud of it, Gates said of Ryan's reaction. The research showed Ryan is 3 per cent Ashkenazi Jewish. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.