Remove a family member
I accidentally added a person who is not blood related and I don't know how to remove from my tree. Can anyone help me???
Is that person Living or Deceased?0
He was my step grandfather's dad.0
There is no need to remove him. This is one big tree everyone shares. Often "non blood related" persons will show correctly, remember it's not Your tree it's everyone's tree. If you will post his PID people can look at it further to see if I'm missing something here.1
Cannot delete ancestors that aren't mine. Kindly advise. Thx.0
This article may help you to do that:
The process of eliminating a person can feel a bit intimidating, but rest assured that there are ways to restore deleted records or relationships through the Latest Changes feature. To learn how, see related articles linked at the end of the following article.
Hope it helps!
After you finish the above procedure you may want to consider to add this person to the worldwide family tree not connected to your family line to be found by any other of his relatives anywhere in the world. You can add individuals who are not connected to your family line.
A common reason for adding individuals who are not connected to your family line is to add people who have a probable family relationship that is not verified because the records are inadequate, such as those who have the same last names and who resided in the same small geographical areas as known ancestors.
Tip: When you add an unconnected person, it is helpful to record the ID number of the new record for future reference. Here is an article for your consideration.0
Cannot delete ancestors that aren't mine. Kindly advise. Thx.
The fix for the problem of a person attached to your tree who does not belong there is an action you can take: detach the person from your tree.
Also examine the sources and detach any that are incorrectly attached to the unrelated person or to your family; they often are the reason why a person was attached incorrectly in the first place and if you leave them attached the FT hints system is likely to suggest attaching that person to your family all over again.0
DNA research indicated an error in my tree. How do I disconnect that branch?0
DNA research indicated an error in my tree. How do I disconnect that branch?
Does the historical record support that branch? If so, leave it there.
Otherwise, remove the incorrect parent-child relationship. It helps greatly if you provide the correct parent-child relationship.
To remove the relationship, on either person's Details page in the Family Members block, beside the person's name there is a pencil-and-paper edit icon. Use that.1
@James Lee Weaver, you did not say what kind of error the DNA indicated. There are instances where you would not want to remove a line from the Shared Tree simply because it does not match the biological line. You would want to keep the biological line as well as the step-parents lines. You would then just go to the child and click the little pencil icon and then "+Add Relationship Type" and choose Biological, Foster, Guardianship or Step. You can also go to the Detail page and mark the "Preferred" set of parents to show on your "View Tree"1
Step relationships can often provide valuable information. I have found ancestors living with families of a parent's second spouse, ie no blood relation to the ancestor. Our ancestors had no "blood line" limitations on who they called family.4