Ale. Simpson - How to get rid of this record

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This record was added from a GEDCOM file, but further research looking at the original birth record image, this is a false record. It's actually a correction for the Birth/Baptism record of Margaret his sibling, her birth was entered on the wrong page of the original ledger and this is actually a pointer to that record.

Given there's no way to actually delete records on WikiTree, what's the best way forward? Maybe merge into the sister's record?

The problem is that the original birth records remain for future researchers to stumble across. If I remove this profile, then the same error could occur again in the future.

I'll put some notes in the Sources section until a decision is reached on how to handle this.

Note: the attached profile is the mother, the erroneous false record is the "son" Alex Hunter.

Sorry for the edits, doing this late at night and got things in a mess.
WikiTree profile: Jean Hunter
asked in Genealogy Help by Chris Macneill G2G2 (2.9k points)
edited by Chris Macneill

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There's the Disproven Existence project and category for things like this. They have stickers and a picture you can add to the profile.

answered by Emily Yaden G2G6 (9.1k points)

I should add, they have more details on the the project profile page here. You'll want to make sure to go through the steps listed there, first.

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