Heck yeah!!! I have NO French Ancestry myself.
But I will tell you this. As a child, I had a very strong desire to go to France, and to learn everything I could about France. The language, the culture and especially the history. I don't know why. The only thing I can think of is that I MAY have had a past life in France. But I was not raised to believe in re-incarnation. Our religion said it was a no-no. Since I no longer remember any details of my very early childhood, I don't know for sure.
I do remember 2 of my most favourite books as a child. One was a French-English picture dictionary for children and other was a childrens novel set in Paris of the 1950s after the end of the war. It was called One Hundred Million Francs and I read that book over and over and over again. The author was called Paul Berna.
As I grew older I subconciously chose not to get married, because I really really wanted to marry a french man. But living in isolated New Zealand, how the heck would I even MEET a French man?
In the year 2000, I met a French Canadian man online with whom I had a LOT in common. We were the same age. Our birthdays were in the same month of the same year. Neither of us were married. He had a hankering to meet someone from "Down Under" which for him meant Australia or NZ. We loved the same music, the same movies, the same TV series. We talked for hours online and on the phone whenever our computers broke down. We were married 10 months after we met and are still married even today - almost 17 years later!!
I have spent just as many years tracking down all HIS ancestors as I have tracking down my own ancestors!! He has 400 years of French Canadian ancestry before it gets lost back in France!! LOL
This is my husbands tree!!
So YES I am very proud to have a French Connection!!