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Tips, tricks, and ideas about recording the past so future generations can understand their family history. Learn about great preservation methods, web links, and how to have fun creating your family’s history.

Unexpected Benefits of NOT Finding Your Ancestors

Family History By January 6, 2017 No Comments

We’ve all been there: uncovering an ancestral line based on records or on family stories when suddenly the records vanish–and with them, our ancestor. Our family lore has failed us, and the records aren’t where we think they should be. Though it’s easy to feel disheartened, getting a negative search result is actually a good thing!

Moving away from what we think we know by expanding our search and thinking outside the box can refocus our attention on important details and on finding the correct path, rather than relying on inaccurate records and lore. Plus, it’s possible to find new data and paint a bigger, more accurate picture of our ancestors’ lives by searching outwards from pieces of known data. The empty spaces in your tree can lead to a far more interesting truth by reaching down avenues you would not have gone otherwise. Here are some of the benefits a negative search result can help your family history research:

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How to Customize MyCanvas Family Tree Poster Backgrounds

Family History, MyCanvas Products By November 22, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , , 1 Comment

Family Tree posters are a great way to share your heritage. One of the benefits of using MyCanvas is that you can completely customize your family history charts by adding pictures, embellishments, and choosing your favorite background.

Today, we want to share with you the three different ways MyCanvas offers for customizing family tree poster backgrounds…

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How to Make an Ancestry Calendar with MyCanvas

Family History, MyCanvas Products By October 25, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

At MyCanvas.com, you can sign in with your Ancestry account to create family-oriented custom calendars. Learn how to add birthdays, anniversaries, and names of not only your descendants, but your ancestors! Include as far back as six generations. Begin your Ancestry Calendar by following these instructions:

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Overcoming family history brick walls.

Break Down Your Family History Brick Walls!

Family History, MyCanvas Products By October 7, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

Family history is very rewarding, whether it is hobby, activity, or profession. The understanding of your family you achieve and the connections you make are incomparable. As is seen multiple times in history, great rewards rarely come without some struggle and hard times. One of the hardest barriers to overcome…

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How to Make a Successful Family History Book

Family History By October 5, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , 4 Comments

If you’re considering making a family history book, you’ll want to create an heirloom your entire family can enjoy. But how can you share your love of genealogy with family members, young and old, who may not share your enthusiasm? Here are 5 ways to entice family members to open that family history book…

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Communicating with relatives to get family history information is the most effective method in getting the details.

Family: The Ultimate Source of Family History Information

Family Fun, Family History By September 30, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

Do you ever find yourself thinking you have hit a dead end with finding new information for your family history? If this thought has ever crossed your mind, you are wrong. You might have already scavenged through diaries of family members for information, but have you considered speaking with your family? Your living…

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