How do I correct an error which affects an entire line on WikiTree?

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Hi apologies in advance if this has been asked already I dont find it very easy to navigate around the questions...

Russell-4384

I uploaded this profile on a GedCom in 2013 and it has a spouse and subsequent descendants attached.  I have since found in my research that this line is incorrect.  Yes a Margaret Russell did marry a John Dickson and go onto have children etc however it wasnt "my" Margaret Russell.

How do I correct this on WikiTree removing the spouse and children etc so I can add in the correct family line.
WikiTree profile: Margaret Russell
in Genealogy Help by Suzy Cairns G2G3 (3.2k points)

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Go into the edit tab on her profile. On the right where her family members are listed you will see 'replace/remove' or 'add/remove' depending on their relationship to her. Click the ones that you need to change or remove. That will detach them from her so that you can create the correct profile or add the correct profile if has already been created.

Before you create new profiles for them check to see if they already exist so that you do not create duplicates. When you start to create one and enter the data if there are any that may be duplicates they will appear. Check each one to see if a profile for that person already exist. If one of them is the same person your creating don't complete the new profile. Just add the existing profile as a spouse or child to her profile
by Laura DeSpain G2G6 Pilot (347k points)
selected by Susan Laursen

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