Help:Moving Accounts to New Names

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Correcting Misnamed Accounts

How do you correct the situation if you registered in someone else's name, or merged someone else's profile into your account profile?

For example, let's say Joe Schmoe created his account in the name of George Washington and proceeded to start entering George Washington's family tree. Joe may have even posted comments and messages, which now appear as if they were posted by George Washington.

To correct this, simply:

  1. Change the information on the profile to your own information. You may need to edit almost everything except the e-mail address, including the family relationships. This shifts all the contributions to your name. Edits, additions, messages, etc., will now properly appear to have come from you instead of the other person.

  2. Create a new profile for the other person.

It is important to follow the two steps above. Do not create a new profile for yourself.

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