Attention Descarreaux, Descarreau, Decarreau, Des Carreau (and also Derome, Descaris, Decarry, des Carrie, Dekaury, Decorah, et al)researchers:
There is a DNA project underway for the above listed surnames at http://www.familytreedna.com/public/Descarreauxhttp://www.familytreedna.com/public/Descarreaux. Our goal is to find a common link between these families and prove relationships between the earliest known ancestors with these surnames. If you are a man with one of these last names, you are eligible to take a Y-DNA test. We recommend taking at least a 37 marker test, although 67 would be more informative. Women are encouraged to solicit their fathers, brothers, uncles, or male cousins to take the test! Men or women may take the mtDNA test if a straight-line maternal ancestor bore one of these surnames, or the autosomal Family Finder test may be helpful if any other ancestor belonged to one of these families.
FTDNA is currently having a sale on Y-DNA, mtDNA, and the Family Finder test until the 31st December 2013. The Y-DNA 37 is $119, Y-DNA 67 is $189, mtFullSequence is $169, and Family Finder is $99 (and this test includes a $100 gift certificate to www.restaurant.com!) Combination tests are also on sale. Please order your kit from this page: http://www.familytreedna.com/group-join.aspx?Group=Descarreauxhttp://www.familytreedna.com/group-join.aspx?Group=Descarreaux. Prices in red are the current sale prices and will likely go up after the end of the year.