Comments on: Creating family tree posters from your online tree http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2009/03/04/creating-family-tree-posters-from-your-online-tree/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=creating-family-tree-posters-from-your-online-tree The official blog of Ancestry Mon, 06 Jul 2015 16:49:38 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.2 By: Stefanie Condiehttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2009/03/04/creating-family-tree-posters-from-your-online-tree/#comment-37417 Stefanie Condie Mon, 06 Apr 2009 16:11:20 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2009/03/04/creating-family-tree-posters-from-your-online-tree/#comment-37417 Eve, anytime you create a family history book or family tree poster in MyCanvas, you’ll be asked to select a tree and a starting person. So you can easily create two books with different starting people. If you have some pages that you want to use in both books, you can just copy them from the first book into the second book so that you don’t have to re-create those pages. To copy pages from your son’s book to your brother’s book, click the “Manage Pages” icon in the top toolbar, select the pages you want to copy, click the “Copy to a Project” button and select your brother’s book from your list of projects.

To rename a project, just go to the My Projects page and click the “Rename” link under the project.

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By: Eve Millerhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2009/03/04/creating-family-tree-posters-from-your-online-tree/#comment-37380 Eve Miller Sat, 04 Apr 2009 16:24:12 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2009/03/04/creating-family-tree-posters-from-your-online-tree/#comment-37380 I want to make a family history book for my son, and a different one for my brother, both using my family tree. How do I change the information going into MyCanvas to reflect each one as the ‘home’ person. Also how do I change the name of the projects – I have two false starts in there right now.

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By: Stefanie Condiehttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2009/03/04/creating-family-tree-posters-from-your-online-tree/#comment-37343 Stefanie Condie Thu, 02 Apr 2009 20:22:00 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2009/03/04/creating-family-tree-posters-from-your-online-tree/#comment-37343 Theresa, if you find information about your relatives in someone else’s online tree, you can contact the tree owner anonymously through the Ancestry connection service. Just click on the tree owner’s user name and you’ll see a button that you can click on to send the person a message. It sounds like you’re on the verge of making an important connection…good luck!

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By: Theresahttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2009/03/04/creating-family-tree-posters-from-your-online-tree/#comment-37338 Theresa Thu, 02 Apr 2009 14:34:39 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2009/03/04/creating-family-tree-posters-from-your-online-tree/#comment-37338 I have the same question as Dora Brewer.If I’m looking for a certain person, to find my family history (from a broken family)is there a way to get intouch with them? I’m new to this and stuff showed up for a Paul Tyda (Grandpa) and my mother Francine (havent seen since I was 2) and her brother Vincent. It looks like its under someone eles’ tree.

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By: Lindahttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2009/03/04/creating-family-tree-posters-from-your-online-tree/#comment-37298 Linda Wed, 01 Apr 2009 04:06:34 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2009/03/04/creating-family-tree-posters-from-your-online-tree/#comment-37298 Re: The 40% off special for MyCanvas posters. I’ve been working very hard to put this together to beat the deadline of 31 March. I made it! But you can’t imagine how disappointed I was to see that the 40% off only applies to the first poster. I wanted to give one to each of my two siblings, one for me and one for my parents. Copies 2 thru 4 were only 10% off! What a let-down. It would have actually been cheaper to place 4 separate orders and pay the shipping 4 times (if the system would even let me do that). I reduced my order to only two copies. Your promotional email said nothing about quantity restrictions. I feel that it is very poor judgment that you have chosen to administer this promotion in this way.

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By: Stefanie Condiehttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2009/03/04/creating-family-tree-posters-from-your-online-tree/#comment-37247 Stefanie Condie Mon, 30 Mar 2009 17:12:51 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2009/03/04/creating-family-tree-posters-from-your-online-tree/#comment-37247 Ronald, yes, you can create a family history book with as many generations as you’d like. If you choose the descendant format, the program will automatically include three generations from the starting person. But you can easily add more generations.

For instructions please see my blog post from February 24: http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2009/02/24/how-can-i-include-more-generations-in-my-family-history-book/

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By: RonamdMiller31http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2009/03/04/creating-family-tree-posters-from-your-online-tree/#comment-37246 RonamdMiller31 Mon, 30 Mar 2009 17:06:05 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2009/03/04/creating-family-tree-posters-from-your-online-tree/#comment-37246 Can i use mycanvas to develop an Ancestry Book using the Decendent vice Ancestry profile. There are six generations in my family from my grandfather down and I colud possibly generate a purchase from that book.

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By: Stefanie Condiehttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2009/03/04/creating-family-tree-posters-from-your-online-tree/#comment-37100 Stefanie Condie Wed, 25 Mar 2009 22:52:56 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2009/03/04/creating-family-tree-posters-from-your-online-tree/#comment-37100 Teri, from anywhere on the MyCanvas site, you can click the “Pricing and Shipping Details” link to get pricing information. The regular prices for family tree posters are $14.95 (20×16″), $19.95 (24×18″) or $39.95 (36×24″).

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By: Teri Smithhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2009/03/04/creating-family-tree-posters-from-your-online-tree/#comment-37098 Teri Smith Wed, 25 Mar 2009 22:01:21 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2009/03/04/creating-family-tree-posters-from-your-online-tree/#comment-37098 I have not been able to find the price of this family tree.Your offer states 40% off, what is the cost?

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By: Vickihttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2009/03/04/creating-family-tree-posters-from-your-online-tree/#comment-37011 Vicki Sun, 22 Mar 2009 16:21:54 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2009/03/04/creating-family-tree-posters-from-your-online-tree/#comment-37011 To: Ancestry.com
Re: Privacy settings

I hope you are already aware of the following problem and are working to fix it ASAP. Until it is fixed, my tree will remain private, despite my wish to share it.

It appears that if no date of birth is given, a person’s information is shown in the public trees. For example: I had an uncle who was born in the 1940s and died several years ago. I can find his information in several public trees. I can also find information about his spouse, siblings, and grandchildren, all but one of whom are still alive. I assume this information is available because no date of birth appears to have been given for the people who are showing up.

Your software should be smart enough that if someone was born within the 72 year cutoff date, all of his or her descendants were too, despite no date of birth being provided for the descendants. These people should listed as “living” in the public trees, unless a date of death is provided.

The same should apply for siblings and spouses. I know that this is not always the case, but I would prefer to err on the side of caution, rather than the reverse.

A harder hole to cover is when a date of birth has to be estimated from a different generation. I believe Ancestry has (or had, a long time ago) the software to do this. I know that the actual date could vary greatly from the estimate, but again, I would rather be too cautious than display information on living people.

An additional related feature could include the ability for the tree owner to set the cutoff date to something greater than 72 years ago.

Also for consideration would be a feature to allow the tree owner the ability to set an individual’s privacy setting to something other than the tree’s setting.

I would like the ability to see which people in my tree would be considered private or public. Some sort of list or report would be nice, where I could quickly review who would show up. If it was an online list (perhaps similar to your hints feature), I could click back to that person’s profile, check if they should be on the list, set the privacy switch as needed and return to the list to check the next person.

I may be your only user concerned about this issue to this extent, but as I’m including personal information about living people in my tree, I feel I also have the responsibility to protect that information and keep it private. It is disappointing that Ancestry has not developed more robust programming to protect that information, and that protecting it is forced on the tree owners who may not be even aware of Ancestry’s lapse.

I look forward to the day when Ancestry will better address the issue of protecting the privacy of the living and I can share my tree on Ancestry with others. Until then, my tree will remain private on Ancestry, and public on RootsWeb.

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