How to unlink ancestor from another members profile

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I linked an ancestor with another members profile for that ancestor as all the info was the same. This is were their profile ends I have so much more ancestors to link (from my Ancestry.com profile) and can not add them now due to this. How do I unlink from that profile so I can continue on?
WikiTree profile: George Irwin
in WikiTree Help by Sheril Mosher G2G Rookie (250 points)

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Sheril, welcome to Wikitree.  Here we have only ONE tree.  Not your tree or my tree.  If the ancestor is the same, you've probably met a cousin.  You should NOT create a new profile for the same individual.

If it turns out they aren't the same person, then you can detach your ancestor by using the links of relatives on the right side.  On the next screen go to the very bottom to unlink the profiles.

As Virginia says you cannot / should not add profiles for individuals born before 1700 unless you are certified to do so.  Because those born so early have usually thousands of descendants and, thus, many people interested in them, there are higher standards for documentation than for your near relatives (parents, grandparents, children) about whom you might have personal knowledge.  

For these early profiles you will need to search land and tax records, probate and parish records, etc.  Ancestry or other online trees are not sufficient--they are often incorrect and prone to mythology.

Have fun researching and discovering more about your family!  Let us know if you need further help.
by Kathy Rabenstein G2G6 Pilot (234k points)
selected by Susan Laursen
Thank you Kathy that is why I came here after being with ancestry. I am looking for proof to back up the information I got from Ancestry. So glad I found this site!
Thanks for the star and glad someone interested in history has joined our crew.
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Why can you not continue to add; this is an open profile but it is pre-1700. If that is the reason, then you can become pre-1700 certified.
by Virginia Fields G2G6 Pilot (432k points)
Thank you very much! I just did that.
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Hello Sheril!

It would be far easier if you would change your privacy level from Unlisted to any of the other levels available to you.  Have you received the two messages I have sent about how to do that?  Please let me know if you have questions.  I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Thanks, Cindy Williams Lesure
by Cindy Lesure G2G6 Pilot (110k points)

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