Have you ever wondered what to do with all of your family history research? What is the next step? How can you put it all together so you can easily share it with your family members?
At the RootsTech genealogy conference in Salt Lake City a few weeks ago, I spent my time in the Ancestry.com booth talking with many of our customers face to face. I helped people with genealogy research challenges, answered questions about Family Tree Maker, and, most importantly, shared information about MyCanvas.
I was amazed at how many of our long time Ancestry.com customers have never heard of MyCanvas. Many of them said this was exactly what they were looking for and were so excited to hear that this program was available to them. The response was overwhelming!
Due to that great experience, I realized there might be more of you unaware of MyCanvas and the tools available for you to publish and share your family history. Allow me to share.
MyCanvas provides a way for you to create beautiful family history books and family tree posters to share with your family. Using the information from your online tree on Ancestry.com, a simple book or poster is created that you can then customize any way you choose.
To access MyCanvas, click the Publish button on Ancestry.com.
Creating books and posters is free, so you can use it even if you don’t have a current Ancestry.com subscription. Start a project by importing information, documents and pictures from your online Ancestry.com tree. You can then add more generations, stories, or pictures. There are also thousands of backgrounds and embellishments available to enhance your family story and make it truly your own.
Can’t finish your project right away? Want to do just a little more research before printing? No problem. Any projects you start remain in your account until you choose to delete them.
I hope you will take a little time this weekend to try out MyCanvas. And, if you have any questions along the way, just leave a comment for me here.