Can I edit the name of a Category page I recently created ?

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I would like to edit the name of the following Category page I created, and change to: Immigrants to United States from St Quirinus Parish, Langenfeld, Mayen, Rhineland: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category:St_Quirinus_Parish%2C_Langenfeld%2C_Mayen%2C_Rhineland
asked in WikiTree Help by Sandie Schwarz G2G6 Mach 1 (10.4k points)
The name can be changed but we don't have immigration categories set up to that level of detail. Normally the categories are from an entity like a country or a province.

The category you created seems to be a valid one, and the profiles attached to it are people who were members of that parish. It's perfectly fine. So, now you would attach an appropriate immigration category to them as well.

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Sandie,

Unfortunately you can not change a category name - however this is not really a big deal - just create a new one with the correct name and remove everything from the old one.  Make sure that you have not assigned any profiles to the old name, if you have just make sure the profiles are changed and the new name is used.
answered by Philip Smith G2G6 Pilot (247k points)

Philip you may want to take a look at this Help Page.  You can Rename, Merge and Delete Categories following these instructions.

Help:Category Creation and Removal

LJ,

Thank you for the direction and the current instructions.
I only know where this because I work with cemeteries a lot and come across duplicates every once in awhile.  Natalie was in the middle of reworking that page when I had a problem where I found triplicates and she helped me fix them.  All three were incorrectly worded or misspelled so I had to make a fourth.  WOOF!

Finding the right Help Pages on WikiTree is sometimes akin to panning for gold.  LOL

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