I discovered that I have a different bio dad and family. How do I change my tree to show that?

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I discovered through having my DNA tested that the family I thought I was part of is not even related to me except through marriage to my mother. I want my tree to reflect my bloodline. What do I do to change and reflect that?

Thank you.

Bonnie Lawrence
in Genealogy Help by Bonnie Blood G2G1 (1.5k points)
retagged by Anthony McCabe

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Hi Bonnie,

First, WikiTree only allows one set of parents to be connected to you.  Your choice is:

a)  stay connected to the family you grew up with, but edit your father to mark him as non-biological.  There are check boxes for that on your edit page, on the right-hand side where it lists your parents.

b) change your father to your actual biological one.  I think WikiTree prefers showing biological parents, but doesn't require it.  Again, on your edit page, you would click the [remove/replace father] link to connect to your bio-father.

Either way, you might want to explain the circumstances, and indicate the other father, in your biography.

Hope that helps.
by Living Tardy G2G6 Pilot (773k points)
selected by Pip Sheppard

Thanks for the star, Pip!  smiley

Another option is to disconnect the profile that was connected, but connect them in the bio with an explanation of why they aren’t connected biologically.
Agreed, Janettee, that is another option.
I don't think I read your earlier response thoroughly, sorry about that!

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