Request to undo merge / Curator help needed

Started by David P Himes on Thursday, December 9, 2010


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12/9/2010 at 7:23 AM

The data conflict below seems to indicate a need to reverse a couple of merges.
Mary and Joan Bittlesgate seem to be sisters, not duplicates

12/9/2010 at 9:09 AM


Too late to undo, we can just fix the damage -- and it will end up to the best anyway.

My suggestion is this:

Joan (Mary) de Beauchamp should now be sister Joan - and resolve conflicts accordingly.

Unknown Profile should now become sister Mary - and ensure her profile stats are correct.

The "Mary" profile has 34 managers so I think it will be a no harm, no foul.

12/9/2010 at 10:23 AM

I appreciate the counsel. However, it's not absolutely clear to me how to execute your advice. Can you help?

12/9/2010 at 10:41 AM

Sure! I may call on fellow curator help -- someone who knows the Beauchamp line.

Consider that we'll get it fixed up for you, just give it a couple of days.

12/9/2010 at 1:02 PM

Thanks, Erica -- no hurry

Private User
12/12/2010 at 10:27 AM

How do you undo merges. I am getting very ticked at being merged when I don't want to be. Judy

Private User
12/13/2010 at 11:59 AM

David -

I could only find one Biddlesgate (Bodulgate) (Bittlesgate) family with good references. These Biddlesgates are the great-grandparents of Elizabeth Woodville, who is entangled with Edward IV. There are multiple variations of John/Thomas and Mary/Joan. I tried to make the line clear, and to put both names in.

It was all made more complicated by the as yet untangled Somerset line, a cadet branch of the Warwicks. So i did some work there too.

Thanks for bringing this to the curators attention.

Private User
12/13/2010 at 12:00 PM

Judith -

Once a merge is done, it's done. Are your merges being done incorrectly, or just without your permission?

Private User
12/14/2010 at 3:14 PM

They were done without my permission. Plus now the person or persons have taken some of them over and I can not get into them . Just when I though it was safe to go in the water again!!! A shark named Geni Jaws arrived on the Sean! I was wrong to trust you people. Be more careful with info in the future if ever. By the way you can undo merges . I got that fact from another person who was having problems. Took awhile but she got straighten out. I would like this mess fixed At this point I am glad I wrote no really personel info into my more imidiate tree., and I wont either. Europian end is all documented in various places so anyone can find info on these people. . Judy

Private User
12/14/2010 at 7:45 PM

That's right Carol. Once you are manager of a profile you have to actively relinquish ownership. The only time a manager cannot edit a profile is if a curator has locked it. I don't know of any curator locking profiles more recently than 1800.

Oh yes, private profiles can't be edited outside of a family group. But I don't think anyone can make a public profile private.

12/8/2015 at 11:40 PM

I have a bad merge of this Roswell Calkins, whose father is NOT Israel and his tree. But the mother Ruth Cheever there is correct for this Roswell.
Roswell Calkins
Can a curator remove from Israel Calkins, so I enter the correct Samuel?
Israel Calkins, Sgt.
Thank you

12/9/2015 at 5:35 AM

Iona Eastman
Hold on...Those profiles are already on the tree

Working on it

12/9/2015 at 10:10 AM

Many thanks, Angus; appreciated.

Private User
12/9/2015 at 5:01 PM

Private User - I believe anybody can make a Public Profile into a Private one simply by editing the Status from Deceased to Living (and saving).
And considering that I do know of Living Folks who are entered on Geni as Deceased and Public - I would say this definitely is sometimes a legitimate action to take. Other times, might be a slip up which can then not be fixed, since the Profile is then not accessible to the person who did it.

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