How To Add Custom Events to Facts column on a Profile Page

In Ancestry dot com you will sometimes get some Source boxes on a profile page but there are no Facts to go along with the Source.

This may occur when you bring in a Source for a relative of the profile person such as in this case where Mary (the mother) is mentioned in two records that pertain to the son David.

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Since Mary is only mentioned in the record no facts will be put into her Facts column.
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You can put Custom Event into that column by using the ADD button.
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By clicking the ADD button you will get a panel that has many choices and one is Custom Event, click on that.
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Fill in the information boxes to give as much data for the event.
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We fill in the info for son’s marriage then hit ADD
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and also for the son’s soc sec application then hit ADD
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Once the ADD button has been hit we see the custom events
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and the Source is now tied to the Facts
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I hope this “How To” tutorial will help you with your family tree.

Thank You

Jose from Clarkston, Michigan, USA


Once I posted the above “How To” tutorial, I reviewed my blog site and found three more past blog posts on the same subject. I guess I have been trying to create a good lesson for the topic.

https://munozcollection.com/2018/09/26/why-does-a-source-box-come-in-but-does-not-link-to-a-fact/

https://munozcollection.com/2018/03/04/how-to-create-and-use-custom-events/

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

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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