MyCanvas at Ancestry

Have you tried MyCanvas, the free publishing tool at Ancestry.comI have used MyCanvas since it was released just under three years ago and have completed more than 40 projects, most of them more than 80-pages in length.  This page, from one of those projects, shows the 1872 New York Passenger List arrival for Joseph Francois Bautz, age 23, including an image of the ship Helvetia on which he arrived. The source citation information appears in small print at the bottom of the page. Very cool stuff. Certainly more interesting than the unadorned passenger list sitting in a file cabinet in a manila folder.

Find MyCanvas under the Publish tab at Ancestry. You do not need an Ancestry subscription to use it. Having a Public or Private Member Tree at Ancestry (also free) will allow you to take advantage of a pethora of page-building tools, designed to make your family history come alive. Pages created can contain fascinating  juxtipositions of documents and pictures. At the same time, it’s easy to include and format the source citations associated with serious genealogical research.         

Disclaimer: although I am a long-time Ancestry subscriber, I have no financial interest in the company.

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