How can I move one whole line to another area in the tree?

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During my research I discovered there were two Benjamin Wright/Lucy Terrell's in my tree. They both have sons name Allen. I mistakenly put my mother's relatives on my father's line. How do I move that line to my mother's line? Additionally, can I delete one person if I discover I have input one wrong person?
in WikiTree Help by Sharee Wright G2G Rookie (190 points)
retagged by Ellen Smith

1 Answer

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Just make sure everybody has the right parents.

Wherever the parents go, they take the ancestors with them.
by RJ Horace G2G6 Pilot (531k points)
And that's my question. I am a newbie. How do I move a person?
Offhand your tree looks fine to me.  Which is the bad connection?
Allen B Wright born in Brown County, Ohio about 1825 has parents Benjamin Wright born 1798 and Lucy Eda Terrell. The Benjamin Wright born 1802 and Lucy H Terrell born 1807 are the parents of Allen Terrell Wright born around 1825 in Highland County, Ohio. Allen B Wright is my 2 x great grandfather on my father's side and has been input. Allen Terrell Wright is a distant cousin on my mother's side. I haven't input my mother's line that far yet.
Bizarre coincidence.

Go to Allen B Wright, go to the Edit tab, remove the parents, create new parents.  The other couple won't appear in your tree now, but they'll still be on your Watchlist.

When you create Allen T Wright and come to add the parents, don't create new profiles, just type in the IDs of the existing profiles (1st question on the Add form) and they will become his parents.
Thank you for your patience and thorough answer.

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