How do I correct an error on here please

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The children of my grandparents have been given the wrong parents.

For example Mary Gash is my grandmother her parents were William Gash (no middle name) born 1830 in Boston and Mary Tomlinson born 1848 in Kirton Lancashire. They were married at Kirton 22 May 1866. My grandmother Mary was born at Tattershall 12 April 1875. Other siblings are given as children of William Leander Gash and Susannah and this is wrong. I have all the documents and met a lot of these siblings.

I did offer to manage this tree but the parents are wrong and I don't know how to correct it.
WikiTree profile: William Gash
in Genealogy Help by Hilary Jackson G2G Rookie (220 points)

1 Answer

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I think you may be right and that William Leander Gash and William Gash have been conflated. There is a FindAGrave for William Leander Gash with a tombstone picture which has a list of children on the stone and the list of children is totally different than the ones listed here on WikiTree. 

I think what you need to do is to detach William Leander Gash from all the children listed here on WikiTree, then create a new William Gash (Your William Gash) to attach to them as father. Mary Gash's profile here has no profile manager, so you can adopt it and any other of the children's profiles who also have no profile manager. They have little in the way of decipherable sources, so you can add your sources and information which will greatly improve them.

To detach William Leander Gash from the children, click on the edit tab on his bio, on the right beneath the list of children is a link "add/remove children." Click on it. Scroll down on the next page to Section II to remove all the children and submit your changes.

by Nelda Spires G2G6 Pilot (352k points)
It would be easier, I think, if the 'new father' was created first.  Then for each child, you could go into Edit mode for each of them and select the Replace / remove father and change the father ID from that page.

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