Can I just delete a person?

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Put in great grandfather in place of grandfather.   Would be easier to just delete this one and start over
in WikiTree Help by Aaron Personett G2G Rookie (280 points)
recategorized by Anthony McCabe
Just merge one into the other.  The lower profile number will prevail, but you can specify a reverse merge to get it right.  Then you need to edit the profiles to eliminate duplications or inaccuracies.
Bob, the suggestion to merge is not necessarily the right answer, especially if they are not actually duplicates.

Hi, Bob and Aaron, we do not delete profiles at WikiTree and we only merge duplicate profiles. 

What if a profile has the wrong relationships?

Relationships can be edited on WikiTree. Go to the profile's edit page and look in the right column. You can remove or replace any or all of their family members. Make a note of the great-grandfathers WikiTree ID and as Rick and Ruben suggested, disconnect the great-grandfather, create the grandfather's profile then reconnect the great-grandfather using the WikiTree ID to the grand father's profile.

On the linked page you cite it states: "Relationships can be edited on WikiTree. Go to the profile's edit page and look in the right column. You can remove or replace any or all of their family members."

This statement is true for parents, spouses and children, but it is untrue for siblings, which can only be added, not removed.

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You can't delete a profile. But you can disconnect the great grandfather (keeping track of the profile ID), create/connect the grandfather, and then connect the great grandfather to the grandfather.
by Rick Peterson G2G6 Pilot (192k points)
selected by Rubén Hernández

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