What does the word 'half' mean after some names?

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WikiTree profile: Hugh Mackey
asked Aug 13, 2017 in WikiTree Tech by Margaret Smith G2G Crew (770 points)
retagged Aug 13, 2017 by Ellen Smith

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It is easy to correct, Hugh's mother is Elizabeth Cassidy, according to your biography text, but his profile isnt linked to her. Edit Hugh's profile, and on the right hand side, there is 'Add Mother'. Click this link, and then enter Cassidy-1890 into the box at the top. Save that, and Hugh and his sister should show without the 'half'.

I hope this helps.
answered Aug 13, 2017 by Dave Welburn G2G6 Mach 6 (61,910 points)
selected Aug 14, 2017 by Margaret Smith
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Hi Margaret, nice to meet you :)

"half" refers to half-siblings; brothers or sisters that share only one parent.

I hope this is helpful.

Cheers!
answered Aug 13, 2017 by Keith Hathaway G2G6 Pilot (587,530 points)
On wikitree "half" also shows up if a sibling doesn't have a parent attached but another sibling does. Basically if there is ANY difference in parents (including no parents) between siblings.

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