How do we move a wrong family and replace it with the correct one?

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Benjamin DeWolf-155, b. 1785, has a family that is older than he is except one who should be with the family that are my ancestors. I have two sources for my sibling list to go with the one that is correct.
WikiTree profile: Benjamin DeWolf
in The Tree House by Jean Heuer G2G2 (2.8k points)

2 Answers

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The best thing is to contact the Profile's Manager and tell them of your desire to change the Profile or Links attributed to it..

Adding or correcting a Source or a Bio quote is usually OK to do without contacting the Profile Manger first, but with this type of change, I would work it out with them ahead of time.
by LJ Russell G2G6 Pilot (166k points)
Thank you, I have contacted the profile manager and he has already taken the family out of Benjamin DeWolf-155, b. 1785. It looks like I can start adding the family I know is correct.
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It looks like some large errors have been made in this profile (or the profiles for his family members). Maybe these were innocent errors (such as typing the wrong user ID in a "spouse" or "parent" field), but because Benjamin is supposed to have relocated between two distinct geographic areas (Connecticut and Nova Scotia) and  is [bizarrely] connected to a supposed wife who was born 90 years before he was, solving the matter is likely to require involvement of people knowledgeable about different families, geographic areas, and time periods. Accordingly, although this isn't a pre-1700 person,  I think that your concerns should be handled similarly to what we would do for a pre-1700 profile -- by bringing them to the attention of the community, instead of trying to get a single profile manager to sort things out.

Therefore, please bring your concerns to the community by posting here in G2G. Describe the problems you see in the profile, describe your version of this man's story and his family's story, and identify the your sources. Make sure the appropriate members of the community are made aware of your post by (1) linking the profile in your question (as you did in this one), (2) tagging your post with topical tags such as connecticut and nova_scotia in addition to the surnames dewolfe and dewolf (don't bother with tags for surnames in your family tree that don't relate directly to this matter)., and (3) posting a note about  the G2G as a profile message on https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/DeWolf-155 and on profiles of any family members that have profile managers who are different from the manager of DeWolfe-155.

PS - Since I have ancestors with Smith and DeWolf surnames in early Lyme, Connecticut, I am interested in the problems with Benjamin's profile, and  I am curious to see the information you have have found and what you think the affected profiles should say.

by Ellen Smith G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
Ellen, the profile manager has already taken the incorrect family out. By the way Ann Rockwell is only 9 years Benjamin's senior. I am prepared to enter the correct family and hopefully can find the one person that was correct in the previous list. Thanks for your suggestions and comments. I just wonder if the previous family has found their correct parents.

Thanks, Jean

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