Replacing inaccurate maiden name with correct married name

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I just adopted a profile for the parents of Rose Ann Bunch Straley [[Bunch-270]]. I had already created a profile for her, so I merged the orphaned profile with the one I'd just created. Profiles for her parents were also created & orphaned.

The profile for her mother, who should be Harriet Dover, is Harriet Bunch [[Bunch-264]]. After I adopt these orphaned profiles for her parents, how do I change the maiden name for her mother to Dover from Bunch?
WikiTree profile: Harriet Bunch
in WikiTree Help by Mark Shaw G2G1 (1.5k points)
edited by Ellen Smith

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You need to adopt Harriet's profile. After you do that, you can open the edit screen for her profile and correct her Last Name at Birth. Be sure to cite your sources.
by Ellen Smith G2G Astronaut (1.3m points)
selected by Steven Harris
Thank you for this - I'd forgotten I had to adopt the profile before changing last name. Boy, I just adopted a lot of profiles!
I know what you mean Mark!  I've done the same thing.  Thank you for doing your part for the health of WikiTree!  It is appreciated.

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