Here are details on WikiTree's three member types. All are free — there are no premium memberships on WikiTree.
Wiki Genealogists are full members who embrace our mission. They are the leaders of the community who are growing the worldwide family tree.
To have a Wiki Genealogist account you need to have a Family Member account and then sign the Honor Code.
Family members and friends of Wiki Genealogists don't need to sign the Honor Code. They aren't expected to do any serious genealogy. They get to enjoy the fruits of the tree without really helping to grow it.
Family Members are encouraged to participate on the profiles of close family members and flesh out the details of modern family history. They can help fill in the blanks, contribute to biographies, add personal memories, upload photos, etc.
You get a Family Member account in one of two ways:
If you have a Family Member account you can become a Wiki Genealogist at any time by signing the Wiki Genealogist Honor Code.
This is a temporary membership level for those who are new to WikiTree. Anyone can register as a Guest.
Guests can participate in G2G and edit their own profile. They cannot create or edit other profiles but they can add comments to profiles.
A Guest Member can become a Wiki Genealogist if they volunteer to help grow our worldwide family tree and a current Wiki Genealogist (usually a Greeter) confirms them. This gives them a Family Member account which is then transformed into a Wiki Genealogist account as soon as they sign the Honor Code.
Guests may just be exploring WikiTree. There is no commitment. They can choose to delete their account or let it expire.
For more details on editing rights, see Permissions.
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