Here at MyCanvas, we want to make it easy to create a family history photo book. We’ve created this masterpost to put all that good information in one place.
Gathering Stories and Writing
Family History: From Blog to Book | Lynn Palermo: The journey of turning research into stories, going from blog posts to a full-fledged book!
How to Make a Successful Family History Book: Ready to start? Use this blog to plan out how your book will look and the stories it will tell.
Getting Started with MyCanvas
Overview: Types of MyCanvas Family History Books: Your options for creating a MyCanvas family history book.
How Do I Start Making a Family History Book?: More information on beginning a family history book with MyCanvas.
Building Your Book
MyCanvas: Creating Family History Keepsakes: A link to a FREE video course by Ancestry.com on creating keepsakes with MyCanvas. (p.s. You will need an Ancestry.com account to access this.)
How to create an Ancestry Family History book: Our step-by-step tutorial on building a MyCanvas family history book.
How to make a Photo Book: Our tutorial on building just a photo album for your family or for an event in your life.
Building a Custom Photo Book from Scratch: Starting from scratch with any template–or doing it your way!
Tips and Tricks for creating a MyCanvas project: Want to enhance your MyCanvas project? Here are a few tips to make designing easier.
Book covers, sizes and page limits: Your options for creating any MyCanvas book.
Your Ancestry Info
How can I include more than 4 generations in my book?: We get a lot of questions about adding more than 4 or 5 generations. Here’s how!
How to Update MyCanvas Projects with New Ancestry Info: Everyone needs to put new information into their book sometime!
How to show multiple spouses on a Descendant chart: Here’s how to add multiple spouses or ex-spouses to a tree!
Customize Your Pages
Copying Elements Between MyCanvas Pages and Projects: Duplicating pages or just elements? This blog is for you!
Duplicate Pages and Records in Your MyCanvas Book | Nancy Laney: Maybe you need to erase some duplicate pages. Here’s how!
How to copy pages from one book to another MyCanvas book: Making a copy of your book? We’ve made it easy to duplicate pages between projects!
Page limit to MyCanvas books: Sadly, our books do have a page limit.
Photos, Text, and Embellishments
How to Import Pictures into MyCanvas: Have your own photos? Use this to put them into your book!
Copying and Pasting Text into a MyCanvas Project: Drop your ancestors’ stories straight into the book without re-typing anything!
Working with the Timeline feature in MyCanvas: Change the auto-populated timeline provided on MyCanvas book pages.
How to change the cover of your book: Switch between the types of cover we offer here at MyCanvas!
Ordering and Printing
Ordering MyCanvas projects from outside the U.S.: MyCanvas ships internationally!
Got another question for us? Ask us on our blog or on social media, or check out https://help.mycanvas.com!