Two males listed as spouses Please help!

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( Hans Jurgen Stey has a male as a spouse ie: Johannes van Zyl. ( but on the profile of Johannes van Zyl, Hans jurgen Steyn does not show as spouse.

The connection between Steyn and van Zyl is a mistake

MY Q: Will it be ok if I just delete van Zyl as spouse from Steyn  ?
WikiTree profile: Hans Steyn
in The Tree House by Ronel Olivier G2G6 Mach 8 (89.8k points)
Important is always to leave in both bio's a remark as for example [[Van_Zijl-419|Johannes van Zijl]] was disconnected as spouse for the profile of [[Steyn-29|Hans Jurgen Steyn]] by [[Ronel Olivier]] and the date ....

Moreover, I always go to the changes tab and see how it could have happened. When did who make the same-sex spousal connection? It might have been unintentional, it might be someone who was vandalising, or it might be a sign of something else such as conflation of generations ...

Thank you Philip

I know who and when and I also know who  thanked the person for it.... but I still dont understand why. 

 I believe it must have been unintentional. 

I can see no indication of conflating generations 

Thank you for the input will  leave my remarks in the bios. 



Hmmm, indeed. I saw that I was the one doing the thanking but as you too do not understand why. I do see that on the 28th of March 2014 the bio was whiped clean but I restored it after that misfortunate action. As I'm restoring it once again today.

If you have to restore the bios again today, I am starting to worry. The last time I were there all the entrys in the bios was still there. Should we consider getting hold of the ghostbusters?
No problem Ronel, got it all under control.

1 Answer

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Best answer
If you mean disconnect, rather than delete, then certainly, that's quite all right. Edit Hans Jurgen Stey and where it lists the spouses you can edit Johannes van Zyl as his spouse. One of the options then is to remove the spousal connection (it's at the bottom of this page).
by Rosemary Jones G2G6 Pilot (244k points)
selected by Ronel Olivier
Thank you Rosemary

I am gratefull for your help and input. You made it so easy, by posting the link. Thanks a million. You are a star!  

Yes I meant disconnect.. Oi if only Wikitree was in my mothertongue. I tend to think in Afrikaans and type in English  Thanks for the correction and kind help

You're welcome Ronel.

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