Categories: WikiTree Help
Here are details on the WikiTree community's three member types. All are free — there are no premium memberships on WikiTree.
To have a Wiki Genealogist account you need to:
- register as a Guest Member,
- volunteer to help and be confirmed as a Family Member,
- sign the Wiki Genealogy Honor Code.
We invite everyone with an interest in family history to join us. We have made becoming a Wiki Genealogist a multi-step process so that new members don't rush into editing our shared tree without really understanding what it's all about.
Family Members aren't expected to contribute 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:
- A Wiki Genealogist adds you as a family member or friend. They include an e-mail address on your profile and you accept the invitation. (Until you accept the invitation you're considered a "pending" Family Member.)
- You register as a Guest Member, volunteer, and a Wiki Genealogist confirms you.
Once you have a Family Member account you can become a Wiki Genealogist at any time by signing the Wiki Genealogist Honor Code.
Anyone can register as a Guest.
Guest Members can participate in the G2G Forum 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 The Free Family Tree and a current Wiki Genealogist (usually a Greeter) confirms them. This gives them a Family Member account which is then converted to 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 at any time.
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