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

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

Otherwise register for a guest membership instantly. Our community needs more good genealogists!

Benefits of Membership

Wiki Genealogists who agree to the Honor Code and work with the community to further the 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.
  • Award and receive badges.
  • Send family photos as e-cards.
  • 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.
  • Participate in projects for historically-significant ancestors.
  • 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 will someday make genealogy free and accessible for everyone.

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

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