Jones-35092 How do I correct the birth name on John and his ancestors?

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Someone has entered erroneous birth names for the entire family and I haven't been able to figure out how to make corrections.  Thanks

Lyle Montgomery

(The wives surnames are erroneous too)
WikiTree profile: John Montgomery
asked in WikiTree Tech by Lyle Montgomery G2G1 (1.7k points)

2 Answers

+3 votes
Go to  HELP at the top right of the screen and go to the Index and click N for Name Field.  That will explain it but I believe you have to have a Leader handle the changes because of the significance of the LNAB (last name at birth).
answered by Patricia Stockley G2G6 Mach 8 (89.3k points)
edited by Patricia Stockley

You can edit anything on the page that wayexcept the birth name.  Changing the birth name also requires a change in the file number.

I know I can make a duplicate fprofile with the correct names, but that still leaves an erroneus profile hanging out there.  I'm talking about a number or files that have been set up under ficticous names, not just one.

Lyle Montgomery

 

+4 votes
It appears that this was loaded from a GEDCOM.

https://www.wikitree.com/index.php?title=Special:NetworkFeed&who=Jones-35092

Have you tried contacting the profile manager?
answered by Rosemary Jones G2G6 Pilot (223k points)
I'm going to reiterate, Rosemary's comment. Try contacting the manager, he's active. a little
Sent a note-no answer
Then you go through the "Unresponsive Manager" routine.

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Unresponsive_Profile_Managers
In the meantime, you can start adding sources that support the correct last name at birth.
Got it solved.   Found the "real John Montgomery" and initiated a merge.  Thanks for the suggestions....

Lyle

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