How do I revert changes made to my tree made by another researcher?

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Can I reverse what another administrated did.  They first Merge two persons, which was incorrect and then deleted parents ect.  of the original.  

Maxwell-4107 and Maxwell-12196

I begin to set up another profile for the original, but now I have to follow that by re-adding following generation which are now attached to this other person, but thing this will add to the confusion and will be a lot of work.  In addition, the other administrator merged other generations.  I would like to just delete and revert this family line to what it was before the changes as I believe the mistake originated with this administrator merging two separate individuals.  Thank You!
WikiTree profile: William Maxwell
in Policy and Style by Jim Maxwell G2G Crew (490 points)
Just to add: there is no such thing as 'my tree'. There is only one tree with 1 profile per person; we all work on that one single tree. So in general it is a good thing to prevent creating duplicates and merge them if they are present. But sources should show if they are identical or not. Without sources and/or countries/locations it becomes really hard.

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You can’t undo a merge.  It looks like you need to work with the PM who did the merges to straighten things out.  Maybe a free-space page with a side-by-side comparison with sources?  If children or spouses are attached to a wrong person they can easily be detached and connected correctly, please don’t create duplicates.
by Kathie Forbes G2G6 Pilot (281k points)
selected by Brian Kerr
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Merge was proposed in Sep 2020. You should have received an email at that time to accept to reject it. It seems that was not done because after 30 days anyone can complete a merge, which was done earlier, but it was not done by the other PM, as I determined from looking through the Changes Log. The other PM did remove the parents from this profile but there is nothing on the profile as to why they were removed, so I have sent him a message, asking about that. I also don't see any sources to prove those parents are for this person.
by Linda Peterson G2G6 Pilot (473k points)
I added the 1850 family list to the census source. That indicated Ira was 11, so he was born abt 1839 and would be child of 1st wife.

You haven't said what the problem is with the profiles that were merged, other than parents being removed. You have a source for baptismal. Is that online or do you have a copy which might have the parents?

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