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Download Your Template

ADD THE TEMPLATE TO YOUR CANVA ACCOUNT Open the link you received in your email or in the PDF supplied with your download. Click Use Template to open the file

I can’t open this zip file

Many of the premium templates download as a zip file. It’s a great way to keep everything together, so you don’t have to do multiple downloads. You’re going to need

Family History Summary for Google Docs

This template is also known as the Classic Ancestor Snapshot. The videos below are split into three sections: 01. Before you begin 02. Create your snapshot 03. Export and print

Ancestor Bookmarks for Google Slides

The videos below are split into sections: 01. Before you begin Setup How it works 02. Front of bookmarks Classic Modern Folded 03. Back of bookmarks 04. Export & print

Family History Summary for Microsoft Word

This template is also known as the Ancestor Snapshot. The videos below are split into three sections: 01. Before you begin 02. Create your snapshot 03. Export and print 01.

Editing or Adding Text to a PDF

The Creative Family Historian creates two types of PDF printables or tools. One has fillable fields, and the other does not. So let’s look at how to edit the first

Printing a PDF

These instructions have been created using Acrobat Reader. If you’re using a different PDF reader, then check their support center files for instructions that will work for you Tips to

Change the font

Google Slides has access to the full Google Fonts library which means that nothing has to be downloaded or installed. Select the text or placeholder, browse the library and choose

Change Text & Shape Colours

Follow the instructions below to change the colour of the text, editable graphic or shape. Prefer to see it in action? Scroll down and watch the video instead. Follow the

Hey there, I'm Prudence

aka The Creative Family Historian

I’m passionate about graphic design, family history and solving mysteries. When the role of Nancy Drew’s sidekick didn’t open up, I turned to family history research to solve the “Mystery of the Missing Ancestors” instead.

My passion for uncovering family stories and solving genealogical mysteries, inspired me to create the Creative Family Historian so I can help people to preserve and celebrate their family histories through unique and visually stunning designs.

With a strong commitment to storytelling and a talent for design, I’m here to help you uncover and preserve your family stories with thoughtful design and creative solutions.