Ancestry.com Won’t Retire MyCanvas After All

By Diane Haddad

Good news for users of the MyCanvas photo book service (including me—I used it to create my wedding album), which owners Ancestry.com had planned to retire in September.

Ancestry.com just announced that instead of discontinuing MyCanvas, it will transfer the site to Alexander’s, the Utah-based printing production company that already handled the printing of MyCanvas photo books, posters, calendars and other products.

Eric Shoup, executive VP of product at Ancestry.com, wrote on the Ancestry.com blog that the transfer, which will take about six months, should be a smooth one for MyCanvas users. Users’ projects will remain available on Ancestry.com until the site moves over to Alexander’s. More details will be available as the transition moves ahead.