I found my ancestor already in Wikitree, but all the related people are incorrect. How do I fix this?

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I added the birth and death information as sources.
WikiTree profile: Walter Finn
in WikiTree Help by Terri Birkhead G2G Rookie (250 points)
retagged by Ellen Smith

Are you certain this is your relative and not a same-name person?

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So, you are saying your own Walter Columbus Finn is not the son of John Wesley Finn and Mary Jane Dowell. 

According to the familysearch the John Wesley Finn -- that was the father of the WT Walter Columbus Finn -- was born 1864 died 1940 and was married to Martha Francis Kerbaugh (Illinois Death record, bur in Illinois) 

The John Wesley Finn listed on WT is born 1848, KY died 1939

The stardard would be to collect the birth / death record of your Walter (available at familysearch) and the records of his father (at familysearch) and mother (at familysearch) ... admitted this will take some time

I have placed on the WT profile the census years / places that Walter resided in Illinois, and I have placed also the URL for Walter over at familysearch. If you have not yet used familysearch some time may be needed to experiment. There ARE SOURCES given for Walter and his parents and Walter's wife and for the children. Each person will have their own page there and their own sources etc 

THESE SOURCES ARE FROM THE ARCHIVES OF THE CIVIL AUTHORITY, records from various govt including Illinois - there's no "familytree" stuff involved. Some have images you can examine. 

With your evidence in hand you can approach the PM of the misplaced Walter. 

by Susan Smith G2G6 Pilot (511k points)
Yes the information you have found on family search is correct. Thank you! I have just started learning WT and I thank you for your help.

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