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?

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When most Source boxes or Facts boxes are selected they have a line or lines that point to a corresponding Facts or Source box. 

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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.

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When we click on the Marriage record it does not point to any fact box.

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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”.

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We select the Marriage source box but no lines appear.

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

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

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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).

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

https://newspaperproject2012.wordpress.com/2018/09/26/how-to-create-and-use-custom-fact-event-2/)