Every family has heirlooms and precious family treasures. But some are easier to overlook than others. Recipes and memories of family gatherings fall into this category. Unlike jewelry or knickknacks, these are much more at risk of destruction or fading into oblivion. However, MyCanvas makes it easy to keep your family’s memories safe in an heirloom cookbook.
If we’re lucky enough to find photos from the 1800s, it’s easy to wonder why our ancestors didn’t smile. No matter how colorful their story, their black-and-white photos show only severity and stiffness. Here are several myths about our unsmiling ancestors, the facts, and some surprising photos of Victorians who broke the mold.
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:
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…
It’s inevitable. Sooner or later, you look back at photos and notice that some of your shots have blurred. Why does this happen? And more importantly, how can you stop it from happening? Read on to find the best way to stop your photos from blurring.
A family tree poster is a great way to organize your family history. There are multiple types of family tree charts that you can access online, which makes editing them really easy. The only problem is, navigating through your family tree in a digital format can take a lot of time. Not only do you have to make sure you follow the right line, you are also hoping that the website doesn’t crash or your computer turns off. If that happens, you have to…
Working, cleaning, cooking… With all the chores that need to get done each day, it can seem impossible to make time for family history. However, it’s actually easier than you think. Follow these six steps to find time for your genealogy:
Life gets busy and it can get harder and harder to make time for genealogy work, especially if your supplies are scattered far and wide. Make it easier to dive straight into your family history by keeping everything you need close at hand with a DIY family history kit.
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:
The holiday season is right around the corner! The fall colors are in full bloom and will be gone before you know it. By the time the holidays come around, including Halloween, most of the fall colors have disappeared and it has…