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Oct 19, 2007

Ancestry.com's new DNA facility came online at their Web site this week, allowing people to order paternal or maternal DNA tests and getting their results online to compare against other testers.

Listener e-mail includes: several more Hispanic genealogy Web sites - http://www.rootsweb.com/~cafara/index.html, http://www.gsha.net, and http://www.loscalifornianos.org; a recommendation of a book about the coal mining industry, The Day the Earth Caved In, by Joan Quigley; the ten most expensive telephone directories ever sold at http://abebooks.com/docs/Community/Featured/Genealogy; a new genealogy board game at http://www.genealogyboardgame.com; and online vital records for Shelby County, TN (http://register.shelby.tn.us/index.php).

George's Web Site of the Week is The National Archives (U.K.) site at http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk where you'll find online records, indexes, tutorials, exhibits, and lots more.

George reviews and discusses Footnote.com (http://www.footnote.com), a great genealogy subscription Web site.

Drew discusses mindmapping, a method of problem solving. He suggests a Web site at MindMeister.com that offers you up to 6 free mindmaps (http://www.mindmeister.com), and Mindjet (http://www.mindjet.com) which sells MindManager software.