"Un-unmarry" Anna Herrstedt

+11 votes
I posted about this shortly on someone else's thread but thought I would start my own one since I haven't solved the problem.

I accidentally marked Anna down as unmarried, when in fact I was supposed to to it on her sister's profile, who died early and was marked as unwed in the death record. I somehow had a brainfart and did it in the wrong tab, as I had both of them open at the same time.

Now looking at the descendants page for the family she is marked as unmarried, which is more than likely wrong.


Only I lost her in the records once she left her parents home, as she did not appear in the parish she was said to have moved. So I can not fix this issue by simply adding the husband, as I can not find her or her "future" family.

As a test I tried to add a brother as a husband to see if this cleared the unmarried tag, which it did. Unfortunately it did not stay gone once I disconnected the brother as the husband.

So I was hoping some awesome techie could clear this tag manually. As a suggestion for the awesome people who build this system, change the unmarried tag to a tick box much like the one used for "no children". It might not be a very common mistake to make, but it does seem like it still happens. I hope the unmarried option will not be removed all together because its highly useful for researchers trying to nosedive down every descendant's branch.


Ps. If someone has an idea on how to find Anna please let me know! :)
WikiTree profile: Anna Andersdotter
in WikiTree Tech by Antonia Reuvers G2G6 Mach 1 (17.7k points)
retagged by Keith Hathaway

2 Answers

+3 votes
Interesting Bug, I hope we can get an answer.
by Michael Stills G2G6 Pilot (471k points)
In short, once the person in question was marked unwed, there is no way to remove that designation, she remains unwed unless marked as married.

We have no way of returning her marital status as unknown or "undesignated"
I tried to "restore data" to an earlier version, but the marriage info wasn't an option among the data to restore.
0 votes
Just a hunch, but I would think if the next person you needed to add you as a new person to the tree were simply added as her spouse then unlinked from her that would negate the 'unmarried' selection.?? Nope, tried it.  She still shows as unmarried--weird.  :(
by Lisa Franklin G2G6 Mach 2 (23.6k points)

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