Page will not allow me to remove wrong name when I try to correct wrong information.

+4 votes
I have two Ancestors who married Elizabeth's William Harrison  Leeper Married Naomi (Ellis)  Dixon and Albert Shaw Leeper married Elizabeth (Dickson) It is a virtual mess in how different people switch and mix these 4 people.   when I try to edit the pages for Naomi Ellis Dixon  there is an Albert in her birth name space and trying to delete it is futile. No where is there an Albert name in Naomi's   HELP. page Leeper 308
WikiTree profile: Albert Leeper
in Genealogy Help by Al Leeper G2G1 (1.2k points)
retagged by Keith Hathaway
I don't see sources on pages mentioned. It helps explain what you're trying to do if you add sources for the intended result.

2 Answers

+5 votes
You can't delete that information without replacing it with something. If this profile does need to be re-purposed as Naomi Leeper and not Albert Shaw Leeper, you'll have to replace several bits of information.

So for example, if her name is Naomi, what I would do is:

Replace Albert with Naomi in the Proper First Name field

Replace Albert with Naomi in the Preferred Name field

Switch from Male to Female

Go to the biography, and replace "Albert S. Leeper" with "Naomi S. Leeper".

I'm hoping I found the right profile for this, but not sure - I went to:

Is that correct?
by Scott Fulkerson G2G6 Pilot (650k points)
If you're trying to make this into Naomi Ellis Dixon, you'll also need to:

Change the middle name from Shaw to Ellis

Once all this is saved, change the LNAB from Leeper to Ellis.

Make sure you update the biography to show all the proper information once you are done.
I fully intend to replace the wrong names with the correct ones IF I coulld delete the wrong names first.
+5 votes

If this is the profile you are trying to change, I don't see the "Albert" in the name field.

Naomi (Ellis) Dixon

by Deb Durham G2G Astronaut (1m points)
Naomi (Ellis) Dixon is the correct name .  Naomi (Ellis) Dickson is NOT the correct name
I changed the current name and the other last names from Dixon to Dickson on Ellis-8428. The names are consistent on that profile now.

Dickson-2958 I think might need to have her LNAB changed to Dixon. Only the manager can do that.

Start with the profile closest to you and work back. Can you give me the info on your Elizabeth, all the dates, locations, names of parents, spouse and children (with dates)? And which child of hers are you descended from?

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