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How to Create Your Ancestry Family History Book
How to Create Your Ancestry Family History Book

A step-by-step guide to starting your book project.

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Written by Janelle
Updated over a week ago

Tell your story with a collection of your family's history and photographs to admire for years to come. Family History Books connect with your Ancestry account to personalize your very own book with family group sheets, pedigree charts, and history timelines. Add photos from Ancestry records or upload them straight from your device. Choose from two sizes: the standard 11x8.5" book or select the larger 13x10" book for 40% more room. Wrap up your book in style with a custom photo cover or a luxe vegan leather cover with an optional gold foil title.

Here's a step-by-step guide to creating your family history book on MyCanvas using your Ancestry data.

1. Go to the Ancestry Family History section of the MyCanvas website and select the Ancestry Family History Book tab.

2. Select the cover type and size of the book. Then click the continue button.

3. Choose your book type. We offer standard, combination, and descendant books.

4. Select a family tree, the number of generations, the starting person(s), and a partner you want to include in the project. Then click "Preview your creation" in the lower right-hand corner to view your book.

It will take a few seconds for your data to load, and your book will open for you to preview and edit.

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