unlink son from parents and siblings

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Edward McLear Sr.  has been linked to Father and Mother McLear with siblings of Alfred and George.  Alfred's will does not mention Edward as his brother.  He does mention George even though George was deceased. Alfred also mentions his sisters.  I am sure that Alfred and George are brothers.  At this point I don't know if Edward Sr. is related to this family.  So my question is how do I unlink Edward from this family?

I think I now manage all the profiles - Father, Mother, Alfred, George and Edward.

Thank you for your help.
WikiTree profile: Edward McLear
in WikiTree Tech by Cathy Claycamp G2G5 (5.6k points)
From reading the biography for Edward Sr., I think it's very possible that he really was Albert's brother, but the family had had nothing to do with Edward for many years.
Just because someone is omitted from a will does not mean they are not part of a family. I think you would also need to consider other sources before making the change.

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I also have no proof he was Albert's brother.  Yes there is a possibility that they were brothers.  The question can be a general one.  How do you unlink someone from others?
by Cathy Claycamp G2G5 (5.6k points)
Remove their parents, and sibling relationships disappear.  I'd concentrate on searching Edward and figuring out who his parents were though before I'd detach him from the others.  Given his year of birth, he should be easy to research.
While you are investigating, do mark the parents as "Uncertain" using the checkboxes on the Edit screen.
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Today I figured out how to unlink from parents.  Go to person's profile. Click Edit. Click Edit father click II remove Click remove father as father of button.  It's easy to do.

For the McLear's I used the above method to unlink Alfred and George from parents of Unknown.  Then I added them to James and Mary McLear as they are with that family.

Since I don't know yet if Edward is with James and Mary I left him to unknown parents.
by Cathy Claycamp G2G5 (5.6k points)

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