Ethnic Origins. Some have speculated that Andree's mother Catherine Lejeune was Amerindian. The Mothers of Acadia maternal DNA project posts its ongoing Maternal DNA results here. To date, the haplogroup of both sisters is consistently reported as U6a7a, indicating European origins.
Another group known as Ancestry Out of Acadia DNA PROJECT, posts its results here. They too report that Catherine and Edmee have European haplogroups.
↑ 1.01.1 Ancestry.com Title: One World Tree (sm) Publication: Name: Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., n.d.
↑ 2.02.1 Yates Publishing Title: U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Publication: Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2004;
↑ Young, John Austin. The Lejeunes of Acadia and the Youngs of Sothwest Louisiana. Publication: John Austin Young, Grand Pere Farm
↑1701 Acadian census at Port Royal, Acadia: Jean PREJAN 52, Andree SAVOYE (wife) 35; Pierre 12, Jean 10, Francois 8, Joseph 5, Marie 17 Anne 14, Magdeleine 3; 1 gun 16 cattle, 10 sheep, 12 hogs, 3 arpents.
1686 Port Royal Census Note: from 1686 Port Royal Census, Jean PRIJEAN, 35; Andree SAVOYE, 21; Marie 2
1700 Acadian census at Port Royal, Acadia: Jean BRIGEAU 49; Andree (wife) 33; Pierre 10; Jean-Baptiste 8; Marie 16; Anne 14; 7 cattle 6 sheep, 14 arpents, 1 gun.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Andrée by comparing test results with other carriers of her mitochondrial DNA.
Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line: