How do I unhalf children?

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Somehow  profile 1284 has John Hnady as his own half brother, and all the rest of Nicholas Handy and Mary DeHart's children are listed as half.  How do I correct this?
in WikiTree Help by Ginger Ballard G2G1 (1.2k points)
retagged by Ellen Smith

The children are only connected to the mother. If they all had the same father, then they also need to be connected to him.

Nicholas Handy seems to be a duplicate, both married to Polly DeHart.  These will need to be merged.

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Handy-1921

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Handy-1915

I think the half sibling relationships may vanish once the father is merge into a single profile.

I believe the merge has taken place, and the children no longer appear as half-siblings.  Question could probably be closed.
Yes, it is now corrected thanks to Paul for his answer. The mother had same spouse listed twice - each with a different profile number. I merged them per Paul's suggestion and this worked.

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Wikitree will label any child as a "Half" sibling if the parents are different i.e Same Mother Different Father or Same Father Different Mother. So if the children are full siblings but showing as half siblings the parental connections need looking at so the Full siblings have the same parental connections.

As Melanie Paul has pointed out the issue in this case is that there are two different Father profiles which need to be merged.
by Darren Kellett G2G6 Pilot (149k points)
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