Why does a source box come in but does not link to a Fact?

Have you ever wondered why some records on Ancestry dot com, come into a profile page but do not point to any fact when you click on them?

When most Source boxes or Facts boxes are selected they have a line or lines that point to a corresponding Facts or Source box.
Blog - custom facts 15

We see that a “marriage” record has been brought into the profile page but there is no “marriage” in facts column.
We see birth and death but no marriage in the Facts column.

When we click on the Marriage record it does not point to any fact box.
The above record was on the profile page of the head of the family, “Henry” and we see the same thing in the spouse’s profile page; a marriage record with no fact.

We only have her maiden name “Striker”.

We select the Marriage source box but no lines appear.

The marriage record is also on the daughter’s profile page.

but on her profile page when we select the Marriage box or a Facts box, lines appear to link the boxes together.

The reason that this happens is that the marriage record is for “Clara Frances” the daughter and the parents are just mentioned in transcription (index) text page.
marriage - Clara Frances Laisure 2 Appleton
So that is why Ancestry dot com does not link the Source box (daughter’s marriage) with a Fact box.

We have to create a Facts box: (see “How To” blog post link below).

To see “How To” to add lines from Source to Facts go to:



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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