How to remove a half sibling that is also listed as father?

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Matthew Phipps -2262 has as his father Samuel Jesse Phipps-1599 and his father is also shown as his half-brother.  

When I check Samuel Jesse Phipps-1599 he has the correct father, Samuel Phipps-612 but shows Matthew as his half-sibling.

I can't remove the parent in either 2262 or 1599 to correct the problem because the father is correct unless I am missing something?

How do I fix this?

Thanks in advance for any help,

Deb Roberts
WikiTree profile: Matthew Phipps
in WikiTree Tech by Deb Roberts G2G1 (1.8k points)

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The problem is that both the son (Matthew 2262) and the father (Samuel-1599)... have the same mother (Reeves-1481)

There are duplicate profiles for Elizabeth Reeves (1481 / 6582). Those need to be disconnected/connected to the correct children and spouse and merged together.
by Dennis Wheeler G2G6 Pilot (532k points)
selected by Deb Roberts
Thank you.  I couldn't see the problem.  I will correct the mother.

It was difficult to see... I had to write it down on cards myself...

Phipps-612 -- Reeves-1481
           |
      Phipps-1599 -- Reeves-1481
                  |
             Phipps-2262 



Phipps-612 -- Reeves-1481
           |
       Phipps-610


Phipps-612 -- Reeves-6582
            |
       Phipps-255

I wrote down too.  Just didn't think to include the mother's.  What tangled mess.  I think I found a duplicate Jesse also.
if you think about it, true half-siblings share only one parent, and the other parent is different.

so with unintended half-siblings, you have to check both parents :)
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So the father is not the problem. The issue is with the so called sibling. I think you need to remove the sibling connection.
by Marion Poole G2G6 Pilot (967k points)
To do that it tells me to remove the father of Samuel Jesse Phipps-1599.  He has the right father.  It's like Phipps -1599 has two father's.  Unless I remove his father and reconnect him.
Marion, you can't remove sibling connections, because there is no sibling connection. Siblings are only connected through parents. So that means one or more parent is incorrect. In this case, its the mother.

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