Can I delete a person with multiple errors.

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I introduced this person Mason-10901. I inadvertently introduced him again (Mason-10907) but merging the two would copy the many errors. (Kids listed as "Half"). Mason-10907 would might need some images added and one daughter, once he is sole.
in WikiTree Tech by Norman Willcox G2G2 (2.9k points)

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No, the way to fix it is to merge all the duplicates.  The spouse also has two profiles.  I didn't check all the kids, but if they are duplicated, they need to be merged as well.  The reason the kids show up as half-siblings is because of the parents' duplication -- i.e., they don't all share the same two parents, so the merges should fix that as well.  When you merge two duplicates, you'll get a window with the data items presented side by side, and you select which items you want to keep in the resultant profile.  You'll also get both Biography and Sources sections, which you'll then need to combine into one and clean up manually.  Take a look at this page of the Help file for more info:

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:Matching_and_Merging_FAQ
by Dennis Barton G2G6 Pilot (343k points)
selected by Becky Troth
Thank you.
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When the profiles are merged the person who does the merge can decide what information is kept in the remaining profile so any mistakes can be removed. In this instance there won't be the Half kids if you do this merge and the one I just proposed for his wife.

The father for Mason-10907 and Mason-10901 is the same so the Half siblings designation will disappear after doing the merge while his children need both parents (Andrews-10117 and Andrews-10110) merged to prevent a half sibling designation that isn't accurate.
by Darren Kellett G2G6 Pilot (125k points)
Thank you

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