Re: New approach to Jean Pitre's origins
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My mother-in-law was a Pitre from the Chateauguay area of Québec.
I would have to research this in my Pitre notes, but I remember reading that Jean Pitre ( or the dutch spelling of his name) arrived in Acadia aboard a British ship arriving from Boston.
The hypothesis of Richard Saunders that this ancestor was arriving from the Dutch colony in what is now NY State would make sense in relation to the above note.
As suggested by another correspondent, I suggest that you contact Wndy Pitre Roostan.She is very helpful to people on this forum and has an excellent database.
In Canada, we believe that the works of White on the Acadians is among the best ones that have been published.However, he dealt with a lot of families and did not research people's origins in depth.