Can I undo adds from my GEDcom that I added inappropriately?

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I apologize to the profile managers for my bumbling and adding people from my GEDcom where I shouldn't have .  Can I undo it all and start over more carefully?  I think I may have accepted things from "other peoples trees" in Ancestry without questioning very much.   I have a file of information on paper that I should revisit and see if it supports what I have on line.  I don't know if I've put this question in the correct category.  Sorry if it's misplaced. Thank you.
in WikiTree Help by A Nony Mouse Moffett G2G6 Mach 1 (18.8k points)
retagged by Maggie N.

Hi Anonymous,

Based on your contributions log you edited six profiles (You are the PM of all of them) importing data from your GEDCOM. You didn't add any new profile from your GEDCOM.

Do you want to remove the information you imported to each profile?

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Best answer
Wikitree does not  have an outright delete feature. However, it is amazing how much you can modify the info. This includes parents, spouses, siblings, and children.

If all else fails and you have a more appropriate profile you can "merge" the 2 together. This effectively removes 1 profile and put the info into the new profile where you can change it as needed.

This only affects the one profile however. If there are wrong parents attached, merging the profiles may fix the parents for the one profile but it will leave the other parents orphaned and screaming in the abyss in sheer loneliness. You might want to keep a log of all the profiles by writing down their links like smith-2317 or anderson-983. Then you can fix those as well.
by Steven Tibbetts G2G6 Pilot (276k points)
selected by Philip van der Walt

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