Early this morning, Eric Shoup – Executive Vice President for Product at Ancestry.com – 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 Ancestry.com platforms.
According to Shoup’s post at the Ancestry.com 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 Ancestry.com products and services.
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