How do i unmerge a person

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My Stonehouse 255 has been merged  with Stonehouse 273.

They are not the same person. The Father of Stonehouse 273 is a Johnathan Stonehouse. It looks like the owner of Stonehouse 273 has followed the wrong Line. I e-mailed her to tell her but have not had a re-ply.

I cannot add to my tree as it now leads to Australia and the children of  Thomas and Hannah all stayed in England.

I spent 2 days tracing Stonehouse (273) and he is not mine.

Here is Stonehouse (273);

Robert Stonehouse ( son of Johnathon) b 1794 d 19 Feb 1855 Wangoon  Victoria, Australia  Bap 3 June 1798 St Peter Leeds, Yorkshire England. Arrived Sydney 1817 Duke of Wellington, departed to VLD (TAS) Feb 1819. Married Jane Marsden 1800-1839. This man's death cert records him as 62 yrs.

Here is my Robert;

Robert son of Thomas and Hannah STONEHOUSE of Barnby shoemaker born 13 March 1796 bap. 13 Mar 1796. Lythe parsih register transcript by Mike Hansell,

1841 Census Glaisdale 1255/8 page 20b

At Glaisdale End

Robert Stonehouse 45 Farmer

Ann 40

Robert 11

William 8

Ann 7

Matthew 5

They are not the same person and my 6th cousin has e-mailed to say that according to the tree after the merge she no Longer exists. PLEASE undo the merge. Between us we have 60 yrs of research and know how easy it is to stray down the wrong line. We have all done it.

Carol
WikiTree profile: Thomas Stonehouse
in WikiTree Help by Carol Biddiss G2G4 (4.2k points)

1 Answer

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Merges cannot be undone.  You will have to recreate the profile that was merged away, and reconnect the parents, spouses, and children related to it.

You are a manager on the merged profile, which means that either you approved the merge or allowed it to happen by not rejecting it within 30 days.  WikiTree is sometimes a harsh teacher!

Also, a merge would not have caused your 6th cousin's profile to disappear.  She still exists on the Tree.  Please let us know if you need help finding her.
by Herbert Tardy G2G6 Pilot (653k points)
All the info for the original profile is in the changes tab of the merged profile, so you should be able to retrieve most of it.
That sure is harsh. I thought this would be better than Ancestry. I e-mailed Bea to explain the problem but she merged them anyway. My cousin comes of Robert but i guess as he now lives in Australia she is not there. My Robert married Ann Pierson NOT a Jane and NOT in Australia. I was unable to get back on as i have been undergoing tests for Bowel Cancer.

Sorry but i am so mad. I thought Wiki Tree was about joining family's to make one big Tree. So i guess  30 years of research is worth nothing.

I have proved that they are not the same person but now everyone can follow the WRONG line because Wiki says it is right.

A not very happy Carol
"I have proved that they are not the same person but now everyone can follow the WRONG line because Wiki says it is right."

That is true, until you correct it.  On Ancestry, you can't correct other people's mistakes and they persist and get copied indefinitely.  WikiTree is far superior in that respect.  So please take a deep breath, calm down, and fix it.   Another member made a mistake, as we all do, and the Honor Code prohibits berating each other on G2G.

Please note, the merge was proposed 3 Jan and not completed until 1 Mar, almost twice the required 30-day waiting period.

Hi Carol,

I can understand your frustration. Looking at the change history of both profiles, and reading your explanation above, the real problem seems to be that Robert Stonehouse (1794-1855) of Tasmania, Australia and Robert Stonehouse (1796-) of Glaisdale, England have both been attributed as the son of Thomas Stonehouse (1776-1847). Because of this, two profiles for Thomas were created: Stonehouse-255 by you and then Stonehouse-273 by the other Profile Manager. So it does seem like a clear case of duplication, and therefore merging was the correct thing to do, even though it would have been good to sort out this other issue of the two sons named Robert first.

I would suggest contacting the other Profile Manager one more time, suggesting that you plan to disconnect Robert Stonehouse of Tasmania as a child of Thomas. Make sure you include your sources and reasons for why you think his father is actually Johnathan Stonehouse, rather than Thomas. If you don't hear anything within a few days, make the change and add all your sources to the relevant profiles.

And perhaps add a Research Note to avoid this confusion in the future. Here is one I added for my ancestor Robert Hyde.

Hope this helps.

Please note, the merge was proposed 3 Jan and not completed until 1 Mar, almost twice the required 30-day waiting period.

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But Carol was not active during that time due to health reasons. 

I have not berated anyone. I did say in my first post that  Know how easy it is to stray down the wrong line. We have all done it.

In fact i have done it many a time. Added 3 or 4 Generations to my tree only to find it was all wrong.

The other Thomas has been showing on my tree for over a month. I will take a step back and re look at how to get the right Thomas back in a few days.

Carol

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