How do I detach a source from a person in Family Tree?

If a source is attached to the wrong person in Family Tree, you can detach it.

Steps (website)

  1. In Family Tree on the FamilySearch.org website, display the Person details page of the person who has the source.
  2. Near the top of the page, click Sources.
  3. Below the source title, click View Source.
  4. Click Detach
  5. Verify the information in the pop-up window, and add a reason statement.
  6. To confirm, click Detach.

Steps (mobile app)

In the Family Tree mobile app, you can detach a source.

  1. Navigate to the person page.
  2. Tap Sources.
  3. Tap the source you want to detach.
  4. Tap Review Attachments. (On Android, in the "compare and match" list, click the name of the person.)
  5. Scroll to the bottom, and tap Detach.
  6. Enter the reason statement.
  7. To confirm, click Detach.

Steps (Family Tree Lite)

Family Tree Lite does not display sources. Please use the full Family Tree on the FamilySearch.org website instead.

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