Community Membership

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WikiTree has three types of members: Wiki Genealogists, Family Members, and Guest Members. All member types are 100% free (there are no "premium" memberships).

Joining the Community

1.) If you see that a close family member is already using WikiTree ask them for an invitation.

2.) Otherwise get started right now as a Guest Member. If you like it and want to stay you can volunteer to collaborate on our tree and sign the Honor Code.

Benefits of Membership

Wiki Genealogists who agree to the Honor Code and collaborate with the community to further our mission of creating a shared family tree enjoy all of the following for free.

  • Create and edit an unlimited number of profiles.
  • Add an unlimited number of photos and source images.
  • Receive private messages without revealing an e-mail address.
  • Invite an unlimited number of family members to privately share modern family history.
  • Receive weekly e-mail updates with recent changes, thank-yous received, and upcoming birthdays.
  • Access all birth, wedding, and death date anniversaries for everyone in your family for the entire calendar year.
  • Track all personal contributions and view detailed edit histories.
  • Limit surname index pages to display only family members.
  • Coordinate family reunions, surname projects, events and just about anything else on an unlimited number of public or private web pages.
  • Display ancestors and descendants in over a dozen of different family views.
  • Use the Family List to see up to 29 generations on one page.
  • Find a common ancestor with anyone else within 25 generations and name your relationship.
  • Use advanced "FindMatches" and merging tools.
  • Export GEDCOMs for safe-keeping or to upload a family tree elsewhere.
  • See almost no advertisements.

WikiTree's only source of revenue is advertising on public pages. Therefore we can only afford to provide these free services to genealogists who share our mission to grow a shared family tree that makes our genealogy free and accessible. See the Honor Code for our principles.

Membership is subject to the legal Terms of Service, Privacy Policy, and Acceptable Use Policy.




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