On this post you will learn how to

create a “custom fact/event” for the profile page.

A “Custom Fact/Event” is needed when you have the following problem:

A source appears on the profile page but it does not point to any Fact/Event box.

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A normal source has a line(s) showing what fact(s) it is associated with.

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To Fix the problem and add lines from the source to a fact box you have to click on +Add.

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When you click on +Add you get the following box, “Add Fact or Event”.

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When you click on the down arrow in the box labeled “Select an event type”

you get the following list of options.

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You will click on “Custom Event”.

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When you click on “Custom Event” you get the following box, “Fact Details”.

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You will fill out the “Fact Details”.

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You will then select the “Source Citations”, to point the fact to a source.

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When you click on “Source Citations”, it gives you a list of sources to pick from.

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Look over the various sources and find the one you want to move up to the top.

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Click on the + sign to move the source up to the top.

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Finally click on the “X” at the top right corner.

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You will now be back on the profile page.

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When you click on the source or the fact box a line will appear that links the two.

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The custom fact/event gives us the line we saw at the beginning of this blog post on the other source.

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To see why this problem occurs see blog post:


To see the March 4, 2018 post “HOW TO CREATE AND USE CUSTOM FACT/EVENT” use this link:

Thank You

By Jose A Munoz

Retired General Motors designer who now works on subjects dealing with genealogy. I create trees using items I find in old Google News Archive newspapers and I contact other tree owners notifying them about the news item concerning their relative and send them a link to the tree I created. I post a screen print of the news item on the tree for others to copy, so that my work will benefit others. Occasionally, I will post about the tree I created or the item that I found, always with a "how to" in-bedded in the post. I want my blog posts to help others with their family trees or with their genealogy experiences.


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