Reason statements are an integral part of working with the FamilySearch family tree. Discover one way to write a reason statement for when you attach a marriage record to your ancestors.
Source: “Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V5PS-RRL), Henry H Banta and Hazel E Byers; citing county clerk offices, Indiana; FHL microfilm 1,665,896.
I found a marriage record for Henry Horace Banta to Hazel E Byers and I wanted to attach the record to the FamilySearch Family Tree. I want to provide as much information that I can remember why I attached this record.
Here's what I came up with:
Marriage record of Henry Banta, son of John and Laura Banta, born in Van Wert, Ohio (information provided on his birth record) to Hazel E Byers (born in Indiana, according to this record).
The record provides birth date and place, marriage date, and place, and parents’ names.
Notice how I mentioned what information was found on this record and tied the record to previously found information.
↪️ Are you new to genealogy? Grab your copy of this FREE Beginner Guide:
Write Something in the Reason Statement Box on the FamilySearch Family Tree
While this reason statement doesn't qualify as a genealogy proof statement or proof argument, this reason statement is better than nothing (which often appears on FamilySearch).
But that's okay. Chances are you found this page because your a beginning family historian and you want a sample to mimic when you work on your family tree.
Read More About