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Why Make a Family History Poster

Family History, MyCanvas Products By May 29, 2019 Tags: , , , , , , , , No Comments

Family history is on the rise with technology simplifying the process for hunting down lost relatives. It has also made it that much easier to put together family trees—whether digitally, in a book, or a poster. Each way to store your genealogy has its own perks. We are specifically covering the benefits of a physically printed family history poster. But no matter what your preference is having access to your family history is amazing!

Bring on the benefits.

It’s Decorative

family history posterLet’s start with the more obvious reason; it’s easy to display. A family history poster adds a beautiful personalized touch to any room decoration. It’s something that is completely unique to you and your family. Not only is it a lovely piece in your home, it can easily become a family heirloom that’s passed down. If you’re worried it won’t match your style, there are a plethora of websites available to create custom posters; making it easy to match your aesthetic perfectly. It’s also a much simpler process than creating an entire book. Of course here at MyCanvas we print high quality family history posters that include customization options.

This leads us to our next reason.

It’s all About the Stories

Growing up did you hear stories about infamous ancestors from your grandparents, parents, aunts or uncles? Imagine having easy access to pictures or your family line showing exactly how you are related—all while listening to another retelling. A family history poster does just that. Being able to visualize as well as hear the orations not only makes it more captivating, it adds a sense of realness; becoming more than just a story.

It’s in the Research

Doing your family history can be captivating. You become a family detective piecing together the puzzle of your ancestors. As you begin to dig you might find changes that need to be made, updated information, or just cool stories to add. Having your family tree online is great for keeping information relevant, however, it can be complicated keeping track of your findings in the process before you are ready to update. Creating a great reason to have a physical copy of your family tree nearby is a great way to track it. Use sticky notes for each time you discover something new about a relative and stick it to the correlating relative. Now you have a visual map of exactly where that ancestor falls in your line, and it simplifies the updating process. It’s similar to a good student who writes out research points before starting their paper.

Our final reason is a personal favorite.

It’s About Bringing Family TogetherPeople Playing Tug-of-War

Last, but not least family history posters are great for family reunions. Because extended families are sometimes overwhelmingly large; keeping track of everyone’s relationships can be difficult. And there isn’t always going to be Wi-Fi access for you to pull up your genealogy and figure it out in the moment. But coming prepared with a family history poster of the whole family makes it significantly easier to find the connection. On top of that as a family you can share findings and make corrections together. It’s a great focal point for any family reunion. You can find even more great ideas for family reunions here.

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MyCanvas in Feedspot’s Top 20 Blogs

MyCanvas Products By February 2, 2018 Tags: , No Comments

Wondering about the new badge on our site? MyCanvas has ranked 10th in Feedspot’s Top 20 Photobook Blogs! This means our blog ranks highly on Google. And, not to toot our own horn, but it also means we post consistent, quality blogs. We’re honored to have this recognition and to share that with our followers.

Top 20 Blogs

Feedspot is the best place to find your favorite websites in one place, and to discover new ones. When they choose these 20 photobook blogs, they rank based on the following criteria:

  • Google reputation and Google search ranking
  • Influence and popularity on Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites
  • Quality and consistency of posts.
  • Feedspot’s editorial team and expert review

These other sites, like MyCanvas, post 1 to 2 times per week, keeping you updated with fresh photos and content. MyCanvas is among the newer sites, beginning to post in 2015. The oldest-running blog is #18 ZoomIn, starting in April 2007.

Coming in first place was The PhotoBook Journal, an e-zine that “provides commentaries about contemporary photobooks, monographs of contemporary photographers, and experimental artist books.” That puts us in good company with other great sites!

You can visit the list here: https://blog.feedspot.com/photobook_blogs/

We’re extremely proud of our accomplishments and we thank Feedspot for this recognition. And, naturally, we want to thank you, our readers. Thanks for sticking with us and giving us your support!

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Copying Elements Between MyCanvas Pages and Projects

MyCanvas Products By March 3, 2017 Tags: , , , , 1 Comment

Whether it’s your first MyCanvas book or your fifth, you may find that you’ll need to copy and paste elements over to a new project. You don’t want to waste precious time copying and pasting each photo or item. Nor do you want to spend hours re-entering all your hard work. Here’s how to copy and paste several items at once between MyCanvas pages or separate projects, saving you time and hassle.

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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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Fun Family History Activities for the Whole Family

Family Fun, Family History, MyCanvas Products By September 23, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , , No Comments

Family history is very interesting to some people and quite the opposite for others, especially children. Getting the whole family involved with family history can be a chore in itself. One idea to get everybody involved (and maybe even excited) with family history is to turn it into a game and make it engaging. Family history…

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