4551 - Fixing relationships mistakes in Ancestry Member Trees

How do I fix a relationship in my Ancestry Member Tree?

In your Personal Member Tree you may find later that a spouse you previously entered really was married to a different person or that a child really belonged to a different set of parents. You can now easily fix relationship mistakes in your tree by detaching and reattaching individuals in your tree.

  • Detaching incorrect relationships
  • Reattaching individuals

Detaching incorrect relationships

1. Bring up the profile page for the person you want to detach this individual from. One way this can be done is by mousing over the individual on the Pedigree View and clicking on Profile.

 

 

 

 

2. Click on Edit, in the upper right corner. From the drop down select Edit Relationships.

3. A list of relationships will show, find the individual who you need to remove and select the blue X to the right of their name.

4. Click Remove in the small window that opens to finish detaching the incorrect person.

 

NOTE: Doing this will not remove this person from your tree; it only detaches them.  You can still find this person from the List of Individuals

5.  If needed, repeat Step 4 & 5 for any other relationship mistakes listed

 

 

Reattaching Individuals

1.  Bring up the profile page for the person you want to reattach this individual to. One way this can be done is by mousing over the individual on the Pedigree View and clicking on Profile.

2. Click on Edit, in the upper right corner. From the drop down select Edit Relationships.

3. Click on the Plus Icon next to the relationship you are wanting to add (i.e. Spouse, Child, Father, Mother)

4. A search bar will appear, if the individual you want to add already has a profile, search their name and select their name from the drop down and click Save.

 

 

5. If you are adding a new person click Add New Person

6. A window will show for you to add the new individual.

7. Click Save and you should see the person added to the list of relationships

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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