Please help me fix my tree ,mother and grandmother are mixed up

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Hi I have some how mixed up my mother Margaret McQuire  McCreadie ( 1936) with my grandmother Margaret MGill McQuire . I have tried to fix but i am making it worse . Please assist !!!!!

Helen M McCreadie Griggs
in WikiTree Help by Helen Griggs G2G Crew (560 points)

1 Answer

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Hey Helen,

This is not a real problem. The profiles are there, and correct. You will just need to redefine the links between the profiles.

These steps should do it (I cannot do it as they are not open profiles).

0. Write down the names of the profiles. So the part after /wiki/ (probably one of them is McGill-2441)

1. Go into your own profile, edit mode. You should see a link under your mother saying "replace/remove mother". Click that.

2. At the bottom of the page is section II: remove.

Click that bottom to remove the wrong mother.

2a. Do the same for your mother (if she has the wrong mother) and possibly other profiles).

3. Go back to edit mode. You should not have a mother now. Click the mother link.  You see the same page. On the top right there is a box to enter the ID of an existing profile.

4. Enter the correct profile name for the correct mother. Hit the mother.

5. You have a mother again. Check it is the correct one and repeat the process for her as well.

6. Check the marriages. Your father and mother should be partners, add marriage (if married of course).

7. Check the mother link for all siblings. Write down which you remove and want to add. You can check: "half" next to their name means there is one different parent linked.

Hope this helps.
by Michel Vorenhout G2G6 Pilot (261k points)
After correcting the relationships, check both side of those relationships because you may have one person with 2 spouses now.  That frequently happens when a spouse is added and there is a checkbox at the bottom of the page which people ignore which makes those people as spouse now.  When an incorrect relationship was made like this, you would just have to go into edit mode of the person showing 2 spouses, go to the marriage section on the right and select the add / remove spouses, then go to the bottom of that page and remove one spouse.

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