MyCanvas is a self-publishing program that enables Ancestry.com members to incorporate some of their information from their online trees to Family History Books and Family History Posters. Please note that we don't offer layouts that display everyone and everything from your Ancestry Trees.
Our goal at MyCanvas is to create an attractive family tree poster, which is suitable for framing. If we put any more generations on the posters than is currently allowed, the print would be too small to read, and the poster would be too large to frame.
We have 3 poster options in MyCanvas: Standard, Combination, and Descendant (coming soon!)
The Standard and Combination Posters are pedigree charts only. In genealogy, a pedigree chart is designed to include the direct line of ancestors and not all the various branches. Once your poster has been generated you can add any additional names and information you choose to customize it and manipulate it before you order your poster.
The different posters include:
Standard Family History Poster:
•Starts with an individual
•Includes their direct line of ancestors (i.e., parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, etc.)
•Maximum number of generations for this poster is 9
Combination Family History Poster:
•Starts with a couple
•Includes their children and the direct line of ancestors for each person in the starting couple (i.e., parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, etc.)
•Maximum number of generations for this poster is 7
We will soon be introducing the Descendant Poster:
• Starts with an individual
• Includes their partner and their direct line of descendants (i.e., children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren)
• Maximum number of generations for this poster will be 4
We currently do not have an estimate as to when this will be available. If you'd like to be notified, click the follow button under "Descendant Posters" from our Product Roadmap.
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