Is it possible to reverse a merge?

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Someone recently merged Sarah Colton into Sarah Savage, despite the presence of more evidence for Colton than Savage as her maiden name. Before pursuing this further I'd like to know if its even possible to reverse a merge. Thanks.
WikiTree profile: Sarah Savage
in Genealogy Help by Jillaine Smith G2G6 Pilot (759k points)

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For all practical purposes the answer to this question is no.

For users who see this question in the future, I wanted to make this clear. See http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Merging#Accidental_merges

Chris
by Chris Whitten G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
selected by Michelle Hartley
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Hi Jillaine, I've read someplace in g2g before that a merge can't be undone except with difficulty by the sysops.  However if you're the profile manager it's easy enough to change the LNAB.  I've had to do this a few times to make a profile correct.
by Dan Thompson G2G6 Mach 2 (22.1k points)
Yes, I was aware of that possibility; I just hate losing a lower-numbered surname.
Here's more info on what Daniel is mentioning: http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Recovering_WikiTree_IDs

It's written for sysops, so that would be confusing to most readers.

Jillaine, I'll connect you with Lianne on this.
Wait, Jillaine, you want to do this just to save Colton-117? I thought we were talking about Colton-1 or something. :-) Really, this is all aesthetic. The IDs don't really matter.

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