How do you correct a family line in Familysearch that was created from an incorrect marriage record
I recently came across an entire family line with scores of relationships apparently first created in April 2012 from a marriage record for an entirely different couple with similar names in another state. (Of course I don't know what happened before 2012 in this line.) As records have been added, corrections have been made, however the marriage date and place, and the wife's surname still reflect the other couple. As wrong information, merges, or records attract wrong Familysearch hints for possible duplicates and records, the marriage record's correct couple and their family keep popping up as possible duplicates.
So in the case where the people were created from a source that did not belong to them, what is the right way to correct this error? Do I unlink all the incorrect sources and relationships, then merge them with the correct couple, then reconstruct this family with correct parents and sources?
@HoopesDeborah I would like to help you with this. Could you tell me the PID's of the couple? I'll look at it and let you know what I think you could do to fix the mix up.
Thank you so much for your help with this!
Anna Moon 9XNG-GM7 and Christian Larsen 9XNG-GMS are the Minnesota couple who I am referring to. From her children's death records, her maiden name was actually Johnson, and there is no record of them living in Michigan. All census records have Chris Larson actually born in Denmark, not Norway. The All Changes have them first created in April 2012 apparently from this marriage source.
The Michigan couple who actually have this marriage date and place are in my family line; Anne Olava Moen Olsen M6WQ-4P1 (One marriage record has Anna Moon while the other has Anna Olava Moen) and Christian Larsen GW31-P1S. (With some initial research, I believe they need to be merged with Chris Larson KHT3-KLC and Anna Olsen K46J-42P but I did not want to work on this family any more until I resolved the other issue.)0