Posted by Ancestry Team on July 20, 2009 in Website

If you missed last Thursday’s webinar, Using MyCanvas to Make Descendant Family History Books and Posters, you can view the program at your convenience in the archive. Many thanks to everyone who participated and submitted questions and comments.

Several participants mentioned that they would have appreciated a more detailed demonstration of the image and text editing tools. We kept the demo quite brief this time around, assuming that most audience members were already somewhat familiar with MyCanvas.

If you’re new to MyCanvas, I would strongly recommend that you visit the Webinar Archive and view two previous webinars from earlier this year.

  • Using MyCanvas to Share Your Family Stories provides an in-depth, step-by-step demonstration for creating a family history book. It covers all of the basic navigation and editing tools and is a great introduction for new users. (January 21, 2009)
  • Creative Gift Ideas for Moms, Dads & Grads includes demonstrations for creating family tree posters, collage posters and photo books. It covers some advanced editing features that apply to all MyCanvas products, including family history books. (April 8, 2009)

This will be my last MyCanvas blog post, since I’m currently transitioning to a new role within In the future, Kelvin Hulet and Wendy Jessen will keep you up to date on new developments relating to the MyCanvas publishing service and other tools for sharing your family stories. You can expect to hear from me on topics pertaining to new content releases and our community record indexing initiative, the Ancestry World Archives Project.

Thanks for all of your feedback and support over the past two years. Your input has helped us build a world-class publishing service benefiting hundreds of thousands of members. Please keep the suggestions coming!



  1. lisa starrett

    i’m trying to find out more info. for my 11yr old son. His dad died when he was 3 and he isn’t on the birth cert. cuz he was in jail. His family I understand is fom N.J. how do i find them? Do the corner office have dna in file if they were a conficted felone? Please help?

  2. Lisa Mann

    I can’t figure out how to print a free family tree since you’ve changed the application. I keep getting kicked into the family tree maker which charges $$$$$ for the service. How can I print it from my computer for free?

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