What is the best way to seperate two different families in Family Search
I may have posted this in the wrong section of this new FS Community, 21 March 2021, so that's probably why I didn't get an answer. I'll try this area and see if anyone has an answer for me. I hope this is the correct place to ask a question in this new community page.
1st question. 21 March 2021
Peter Nicolaj Gregorius Petersen LCMD-F8N, has been given his brother Peter Olaus Joachim Petersen's LVNX-2HC wife and children. And temple work has already been completed for P.N.G.P. family that actually belongs to P.O.J.P.
PNGP's wife is listed as Jakobine Karoline Olsdatter Andestad LCTF-6QS, and POJP's wife is listed as Jacobine Marie Caroline Olsdatter Andestad G4BD-M1F.
I have found the official marriage record of the second couple. I'd like to merge G4BD-M1F and LCTF-6QS, and shift all the kids to the proper father. The children's official birth records list POJP as their father not PNGP.
This is a delicate task, and I don't want to lose any information in the process, and I'm not sure what will happen to all the sealings done to the incorrect father. Will we need to seal all the kids and wife to the correct father, or will that transfer over, and they know who they are in heaven, and I shouldn't worry about it? I've been working in this family line for 4 months, trying to find all original sources, and proofs.
18 April 2021, a clarification note on the above question.
Please help, I'm still looking for an answer for this question. Peter Olaus Joachim Petersen's wife and children have been recorded with his brother Peter Nicolaj Gregorius Petersen. Someone, not me, attached the wife and children to the wrong brother, and did temple work for the wrong brother and this family. I'd like to merge the wife and children of the wrong brother(PNGP) to the wife and children of the correct person, Peter Olaus Joachim Petersen. I don't understand why this happened, because whoever did the research and temple work initially attached sources to many of the children, and all their sources are for the correct father Peter Olaus, but they entered the family with his brother Peter Nicolaj instead and did temple work and sealings to Peter Nicolaj that should have been done to Peter Olaus.
So I don't want to mess this all up. I want to be able to shift all sources and information from one brother to the correct brother without loosing information. I'm the person who entered the wife and children to the correct brother, so there are duplicates, I made them. What is the best way to accomplish this. Should I delete the relationship to the wrong father first for the wife and children, then merge by ID number, the wife and children listed for the correct brother? I'm worried about losing information and sources. And I have no idea what will happen to the sealings and temple work that was done with the wrong brother in the family. If the sealings disappear, I have no problem redoing them correctly. I just hope the rest of the work doesn't disappear too. I have been precise and accurate in my research, and everything is documented on Peter Olaus Joachim Petersen LVNX-2HC family.
I would really appreciate guidance on how to do this, and what steps to take to correct this error. Thanks in advance for your support.
I have run into this problem a few times, but usually with two couples with the same names, but living in different places. I was able to solve the problem by opening 2 screens (split the computer screen so each was on one half), and them copying each child's ID number - one at a time, and attaching them to the right father. After I attach them, I go ahead and take them off of the wrong father. Just use the "edit" square just to the right of the child's name and click the remove. Do the same with the wife. Then you can merge the duplicates. That way you don't lose any sources or lose the children! I would write down the ID numbers for each before you start - just to make sure you don't lose one along the way.
The sealing of the children will probably have to be redone, sealing them to the right parents.0
Perfect thank you so much. I've been adding the wife and the children by hand, so now I created duplicates, but I know that I did that. Since I have written down the ID numbers of the original, do you think that I could delete the relationship with the wrong father now, and merge my duplicates by ID number with the original children and wife?
It will be fun to redo the sealings for this family.
I appreciate your support.0