Why has my half brother become my uncle?

+2 votes
(Mackie) James Malcolm Shearer son of Malcolm Shearer and Mary Innes Shearer (Laing) is my half brother.  His full siblings are Elizabeth, Gordon, Margaretta, and two others not yet entered
WikiTree profile: Brian Shearer
in WikiTree Help by Brian Shearer G2G2 (2.3k points)
recategorized by Steve Schmidt

3 Answers

+6 votes
Best answer

Hi Brian,

When James Malcolm Shearer was created, James Laing (Laing-1906) was assigned as his father. You can remove James Laing as father, if desired by editing the profile and removing/replacing the father (on the right side).

by Rick Peterson G2G6 Pilot (144k points)
selected by Brian Shearer
Your change log shows that you "added James Malcolm Shearer (1940-2017) as sibling for Mary (Laing) Shearer" That appears to be how James Laing (her father) was assigned as father of James Malcolm Shearer. Let us know if you need help changing the father of James Malcolm Shearer.
Many thanks for your help Rick, I'll give it a try..... I think I should call it "early learning"
+4 votes
We can't see your half-brother's profile, because of the privacy settings -- but double check all the parent-child relationships for both you and your (half)siblings, and make sure they are correct.
by Dennis Wheeler G2G6 Pilot (535k points)
Thank you Dennis, sounds like a plan.
+3 votes
If the half brother you share a parent with grows up and marries a sister of your other parent, he would become your uncle.
by Dennis Barton G2G6 Pilot (389k points)
Many thanks Dennis, I do understand that, but being new to this setup a little mistake will teach me to be more careful in future.... we are all learning.

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