4833 - How to create a family tree poster

Question: How can I create a family tree poster in MyCanvas?

Answer: Once you create a tree on Ancestry.com, you will be able to create a variety of Family Tree Posters in MyCanvas, using the information in your tree.

 

How to create a family tree poster

1. To make a poster you are going to start by going to the Family History tab, which you will see on our home page.

 

2. In the drop down menu to a link that says Family Tree Posters.

 

3. Choose the type for the poster you want to create.

Choose one of the following:

a. Standard Pedigree

- starts with a single person

- includes their direct line of ancestors. (i.e. parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, etc.)

- maximum number of generations for this poster is 9

 

b. Combination Pedigree

- starts with a couple

- includes their children, and the direct line of ancestors for each person in the starting couple

- maximum number of generations on this kind of poster is 7

 

c. Descendant chart

- start with an individual person

- includes their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren

- maximum number of generations on this poster is 4

 

For Standard and Combination Posters:

4. Select the number of generations you want included on the poster (this will determine the size your poster will be)

5. Choose the Ancestry tree you want the information taken from for the poster

6. Enter the first 3-4 letters of the first name of the Starting Person

7. Click on the correct choice for the Starting Person from the list of possible matches in the tree

8. Select a Spouse (only one spouse can be generated onto the Standard and Combination Posters)

9. Name the project

10. Click on Continue

 

 

11. Your poster will generate and you can edit or change the information or layout as you please.

 

 

For Descendant Chart:

4. Select the number of generations you want included on the poster

5. Choose the Ancestry tree you want the information taken from for the poster

6. Enter the first 3-4 letters of the first name of the Starting Person

7. Click on the correct choice for the Starting Person from the list of possible matches in the tree

(You will not select the spouse for the Descendant Chart)

8. Name the project

9. Click on Continue

 

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You then see Descendant Tree Options, here you will:

10. Choose what size poster you want

11. Which orientation you want

12. You will also select if you want to show any ex-spouses. If you know of anyone who has had multiple spouses (be it because of death or divorce) and you want to include them on your poster you will want to select this. You may need to change the number of spouses it will show if someone has had 2+ spouses.

13. If you would like to adjust the size of text and pictures check the box and adjust the size.

 

 

14. Click Create.

15. Your poster will generate and you can edit or change the information or layout as you please.

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