Why is change message when a change in link did not occur ?

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Why does Changes to Profile of Margaret Percival say "6 Aug 2017
11:52: You removed Thomas Arthur Percival as a child of Margaret Percival. " when in fact the link of Margaret Percival as FATHER of Thomas Arthur Percival remains ?
WikiTree profile: Margaret Percival
in WikiTree Tech by Sheila x G2G6 Mach 3 (30.4k points)

1 Answer

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Hi Sheila,

I just looked at the Changes tab on Thomas' profile and it gives a bit more detail. It shows that the change from 11:52 was a change of the father from Amelia Lormand to Margaret Percival. https://www.wikitree.com/index.php?title=Percival-274&diff=51723765&oldid=12739357

Hope this helps!

Thanks
by NJ Penny G2G6 Pilot (144k points)

Hi NJ Penny, I appreciate your effort to look as this situation. But, this is an example of one of the mysteries of wiki-tree. Hold on to the link you posted above because there is no other way to visually see the untrue items stored in w-t. There is a message displayed on this link that states: " Note: It's possible for a change to the parents or marriage of Thomas Arthur to be improperly attributed to Sheila." Quite accurate since I did not change any link between Thomas and Amelia Lormand.

The dilemma to getting good answers to these questions is that no sooner do you ask a question then someone updates the profile using a different sequence of updates so that the original issue is "water under the bridge."

 

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