Collaboration means working together on a common project.
A wiki is a type of website designed for efficient and effective collaboration.
WikiTree's mission is to grow a worldwide family tree. This is the grand project that unites our community.
Our privacy controls are on individual person profiles instead of families or trees. This means that the three levels of collaboration can be seamlessly integrated on the same system — the one tree that we all share — without compromising privacy.
The first point of our Honor Code reads: "We collaborate. When we share ancestors we work together on the same ancestor profiles."
To grow one shared tree we need to share the same profiles. Every person who ever lived should have one and only one profile on WikiTree.
If a duplicate profile has been created unintentionally we merge them.
Collaboration is not easy. Conflicts and disagreements are inevitable when you're working with other people.
For help resolving collaboration problems, see:
Dr. Luther Tychonievich created an excellent slideshow on productive genealogical collaboration.
You can also for help from the community in G2G.
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