Genealogy Blogging Beat – Wednesday 20 August 2014

corn palace
Today is Wednesday 20 August 2014, and here is what’s available in terms of Daily Blogging Prompts and other related events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Items of Note

  • Today: Corn Palace Festival and St. Stephen’s Day – Hungary.

Continue reading Announces New Home for MyCanvas

Ancestry Saves MyCanvas

Early this morning, Eric Shoup – Executive Vice President for Product at – announced that Ancestry would continue providing access to the popular genealogy self-publishing platform MyCanvas. This is good news to the many MyCanvas users who have been busy downloading content since Ancestry’s initial announcement on 5 June 2014 that it was shutting down MyCanvas along with other non-performing platforms.

According to Shoup’s post at the blog, the functions of MyCanvas will be assumed by Alexander’s, a Utah-based printing company which has been a long-time service provider for the MyCanvas product line.

Shoup notes that the transition over to Alexander’s will take about six months and current access to MyCanvas will be extended beyond the 30 September 2014 shutdown date originally announced. Once the transition is final, the entry point for MyCanvas will be at the Alexander’s sites.

One other issue related to MyCanvas that has been a frequent concern to users: the inability to ship products to Canada. According to Lorine McGinnis Schulze of the Olive Tree Genealogy Blog, Alexander’s will extend shipping of MyCanvas products to Canadian residents.

Stay tuned here at GeneaBloggers for further developments related to MyCanvas and other products and services.

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Kelsey Grammer Unravels a Family History Mystery on This Week’s Episode of “Who Do You Think You Are?” on TLC

Kelsey Grammer on Who Do You Think You Are?
Don’t forget to watch this week’s episode of of Who Do You Think You Are? on TLC this week! Actor Kelsey Grammer takes a trip into the past to explore his beloved grandmother’s family, and along the way, uncovers the story of a woman haunted by demons and a family that risked everything:

The Kelsey Grammer episode airs on Wednesday 20 August 2014 at 9:00 pm EDT/PDT on TLC. Check your local television listings for the exact time in your location.

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