How can I edit private profile with no manager, no email address?

+3 votes
I inadvertently made a change to profile Jordan-488, which is a closed profile with no manager and no email address to ask permission.

I had intended to add Jordon-488 (note surname spelling difference) as a spouse to the profile I was working on. I used Jordan-488 by mistake, and the change was made. I added the correct spouse, and now can't undo the wrong one. Help!
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in Genealogy Help by Betty Norman G2G6 (8.0k points)
retagged by Ellen Smith

3 Answers

+5 votes
Best answer
You need to contact info @ to resolve the issue, since you can't adopt a private profile.
by Ros Haywood G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
selected by Betty Norman
Thanks! I'll give it a try.
The Wiki Team fixed my problem. Thanks for your advice, and getting me started early so I got fast help!
+2 votes
Can't you detach her from the profile of the other spouse?
by Julie Kelts G2G6 Pilot (358k points)
I wish it was that easy... No, since it's private, I can't remove it. I'm wondering why it let me attach in the first place???
+4 votes

While you are trying to get the other one unlinked, you can link the correct spouse Jordon-288 to the profile in question and then all that admin needs to do is unlink the incorrect one and you can continue.

Jordan-488 is an orphan profile, but probably set up as a living person, so it cannot be adopted, although the profile states it can be.

This does bring up the problem that when you are trying to attach a spouse, parent, child, etc and you enter the Wikitree ID, it would be Great!!  to have the wikitree person's name brought up with a 2nd button to verify that this is the person that you want to use.  This happens too frequently and sometimes without the error being caught.

by Linda Peterson G2G6 Pilot (499k points)
I already linked the correct spouse, no problem with that. But the incorrect one shows up as [private wife (unknown-unknown)] and when I try to remove it, there is no button to select [private spouse]. Any other ideas?
You need to email info@wikitree as stated earlier since that profile is not public and can't be adopted and they can easily remove the linkage.  Just explain the issue
Thank you, Linda, and everyone who responded. I did email info@wikitree earlier today per the advice of the very first G2G respondent. The Wiki team has resolved the issue and all is well! I can't tell you what a good feeling it is to have knowledgeable G2G teammates willing to help and a Wiki team of experts at our back! Thanks again, everyone!
G2G is a great resource!! People are always around to help out.  Glad you go it resolved.

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