How to remove peoples names from family tree that are wrong
Hi there ,I added some names that we thought belonged to the family tree on my great granddad children and i later found they are not related to our family tree .there were 2 slater families .both husbands were named Alfred and the Wifes were both names Susan living in the same district and at the same time .Now i cannot change the mistakes .If anyone can help it would be great
thanks from Mike Slater
Does the other Alfred Slater - Susan couple have profiles in Family Tree? If not, it's best to add them, so that you can clean things up without leaving anyone "floating". (Or if they used to have profiles but they've been merged away into "your" Alfred and Susan, then restore those profiles.) Have the profile ID for one of them available. (You can simply open the profile in another tab.)
Go to "your" Alfred Slater's (or Susan's) profile details page and scroll down to the Family Members section. For each child that belongs to the other couple:
Click the edit/pencil to the right of the child's name. The resulting popup will have three "remove or replace" links; click the one for the child. (This deals with both parents at once.) On the new popup, click the "I have reviewed..." checkbox to enable the two buttons. Click "Replace Parents", choose the By ID tab, and paste in the correct parent's ID. Click Next, then Add Match, then Select Couple. Add a reason/explanation, then click Replace to complete the process.
Once you've moved all of the children to the correct parents, check each profile's sources and make sure they're correctly attached. (You can use "Review Attachments" to fix things, if not.) Also check the Other Information sections for stray residences. Also consider adding a collaboration note to each parent; if you're using the new interface for the person page, you can mark the note as an alert, which will add a banner across the detail page, asking other contributors to read that note before making any changes. This will hopefully help prevent future conflation of the two couples.2