Posted by Ancestry Team on October 18, 2007 in Website

I have good news for those of you who are hoping to share your family history books with your family at Thanksgiving. To encourage people to get their orders in before the holiday rush, we’re offering free shipping on all AncestryPress books from now through October 31.

Also, in case you missed last week’s issue of the Ancestry Weekly Update, check out Juliana Smith’s blog, which presents some great tips for using Ancestry Press:

I’d like to add one more tip. Juliana mentions that if you want to add a record from Ancestry after you’ve auto-generated your book, you can upload the image as if it were a photo. You can also pull a record from your online tree directly into your book. Click Add a Page from the top navigation and then select the Record template. Choose a person from your tree, and you’ll see a list of all the records associated with that person. The record you pick will appear in your book on a new page, along with the person’s name and the source of the record.

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NOTE: AncestryPress is now MyCanvas

In October 2008, AncestryPress was relaunched under the name MyCanvas. It is still a free, online software program provided by For current information about products and features, please see my more recent blog posts.


  1. Jeff Jahn

    Just wondering what the page layout is. By that i mean i see page 1 by itself, then 2 & 3 look together, next their a break and pages 4,5 etc. Does this mean page is the back part of the first sheet, 2 is the front of the next with 3 the back Etc, or is 1 the top and 2 the back of one?

  2. Noreen Fogarty

    Is it possible to change the order of our pages once they have been posted. ie change page 3 to page 6?

  3. Noreen, you can change the order of your pages by moving the thumbnails at the bottom of the screen. Just grab the page you want to move and drag it to wherever you want to put it.

  4. Pam

    I do not have a Family Tree set up at How can I start this book with out creating a Family Tree on the internet.

    Thank you. Pam

  5. Jane, yes, we do ship Ancestry Press books internationally.

    Pam, when you click Get Started on the home page, you’ll see two options: (1) Make a family history book from templates (this option is for people who already have an online tree); (2) Or make a family history book from scratch (this option is for people who don’t have a tree).

  6. Ernest Moore, Jr.

    How do I get to the survey site? I completed the survey the nite of the initial webinar but, when I went to submit I got a message that I had ti register. This I had already done. I have been told there were some glitches but that they would be resolved. Are they resolved?

  7. Kelly O'Leary

    I just received my Ancestry book and am so impressed! The quality of the hardbound cover and heavy weight of the pages make it a valuable artifact now, and for my children’s children. Many thanks for the opportunity to publish my tree!

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