Problem with person showing up as his own father, grandfather, great grandfather in his family tree.

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person keeps showing up in his family tree as his own father grand father, great grandfather and so on. does anyone know how to fix this? thanks
WikiTree profile: Thomas Lusby
in Genealogy Help by Living Minnick G2G1 (1.1k points)

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I see you figured it out and fixed it already, but for future reference:

Anyone on the trusted list of a profile can fix this problem. It happens when someone is linked as their own parent. All you have to do is go to the edit tab, look on the right hand side under Edit Family, and click the [edit] link next to the father or mother (whichever one is causing the circular link). Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the button that says "Remove name as father/mother of name".

by Liander Lavoie G2G6 Pilot (456k points)
selected by Keith Baker
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I had that once too. You'll have to contact an Admin/Sysop to resolve this.
by Martyn Grifhorst G2G6 Mach 2 (24.2k points)

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