I detached sources that I later discovered were correct after all. How can I re-attach them?
I picked one of the "Thomas Rudge in entry for Ann Rudge" sources -- the one with the "retired" message -- because it's for an Ann born to Thomas Rudge and Ann in Monmouthshire in 1852, and Thomas Rudge has a daughter Ann listed as being born in 1851 but without a specific date, so I figure there's half a chance of this one being one of the sources detached in error. I had to scroll waaaay down in the change log to find where it was originally attached, on 17 Sep 2014. I clicked "Restore" next to that nine-year-old attachment, and now the top item in Thomas's change log is that I attached that source. This is exactly the behavior I expected.
Which source was it that was misbehaving for you?
(If that 1852 Ann is not one of the correct ones, then you can simply detach it again.)
Go to the profile's change log (Details page, right-hand column, Latest Changes box, "Show All"), find where the source was originally attached, and click "Restore".
That is what I tried to do, but the "restore" option was not there. In "latest changes" it shows the sources being detached. But when I tried to find that source and attach it again, as you would with a new source, it said the source was already attached to this person. Could it be that it wouldn't let me restore it because I had located the person in my own account? I was helping someone else at the FSC and we were in her account when we originally detached the sources.
Were you working on living (private) profiles? Those are the only ones where it makes any difference what account you're using.
If you were working on deceased (public) profiles, then perhaps if you give a relevant profile ID, other Community members can take a look and see if they can figure out what's going on.
They were deceased public profiles. The person is Thomas Rudge, 2HC8-4HG. Thanks for your help.
Thank you so much. I had no idea I had to look down the list for the original attachment. I think I've got it from here. Thanks again!