Wiki Genealogist Honor Code

WikiTree is free, but it's not a free-for-all. Our community is creating something special: an accurate single family tree that's free and open to the world. This grand project requires mutual trust and a common understanding of how the community works.

If you were invited by a family member and are just creating or editing a few private family profiles, the following isn't critical. Those who participate at a higher level must agree to this shared code of ethics and principles.

This code is a pledge that community members make to each other. The creators and hosts of WikiTree have also made a pledge: to keep WikiTree free.

Our Honor Code

  1. We collaborate. When we share ancestors we work together on the same ancestor profiles.
  2. We care about accuracy. We're always aiming to improve upon our worldwide family tree and fix mistakes.
  3. We know mistakes are inevitable. We don't want to be afraid to make them. We assume that mistakes are unintentional when others make them and ask for the same understanding.
  4. We know misunderstandings are inevitable. We try to minimize them by being courteous to everyone, even those who don't act accordingly.
  5. We respect privacy. We privacy-protect anything we think our family members might not want public. If that's not enough for someone, we delete their personal information.
  6. We respect copyrights. We don't knowingly copy information that's owned by someone else. If we ourselves want to preserve a copyright, we're clear about what's copyrighted so others don't accidentally copy it.
  7. We give credit. Although most genealogy isn't copyrighted, researchers deserve credit for the work they've done.
  8. We cite sources. Without sources we can't objectively resolve conflicting information.
  9. We are united in a mission to increase the world's common store of knowledge. We always respect copyrights and privacy, but we keep information as free and open as possible.

Signers

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Lynne Moore 28 Sep 2016. Patti Grace 28 Sep 2016. Eric Hammarbro 28 Sep 2016. Patricia Wallis 28 Sep 2016. Connie Kruzel 28 Sep 2016. Paul Berry 28 Sep 2016. Summer Thompson 28 Sep 2016. René Cleys 28 Sep 2016. Stephen Thirkettle 28 Sep 2016. Jan West 28 Sep 2016. Viettia Newcomb 28 Sep 2016. Laura Palmer 28 Sep 2016. Sue Hagan 28 Sep 2016. Katie Tolbert 28 Sep 2016. Vivian Nichol 28 Sep 2016. Tiffannie Baumgartner 28 Sep 2016. Kathryn Wenger 28 Sep 2016. Ashley Crane 28 Sep 2016. Krista Kortum 28 Sep 2016. Gerry Kraemer 28 Sep 2016. Paul McClellan 28 Sep 2016. Melanie Dohoda 28 Sep 2016. Tate Bowers 28 Sep 2016. S Wyatt 28 Sep 2016. Jimmie W Carter 28 Sep 2016. Desiree Bean 28 Sep 2016. Heather Thomas 28 Sep 2016. Laura Bobak 28 Sep 2016. C McDaniel 28 Sep 2016. Amanda Childers 28 Sep 2016. Paul Jensen 28 Sep 2016. Mauro Pizzignach 28 Sep 2016. Janet Nelson 28 Sep 2016. Christopher Ambrose 28 Sep 2016. Harold Cooper 28 Sep 2016. Stacy Blevins 28 Sep 2016. Doug Wildman 28 Sep 2016. Irene Turpie 28 Sep 2016. Jacinta Mison 28 Sep 2016. Norman Lawrence 28 Sep 2016. Elizabeth Board 28 Sep 2016. Andrew Duncanson 28 Sep 2016. Dana Spohn 28 Sep 2016. Lynne Lihotz 28 Sep 2016. Malcolm Lees 28 Sep 2016. Hollie Chastain 28 Sep 2016. Kathy Hidde 28 Sep 2016. Warick Ashton 28 Sep 2016. Bruce Williamson 28 Sep 2016. Britni Wells 28 Sep 2016. Mike Sower 28 Sep 2016. Chad Ray 28 Sep 2016. Karen Pendergast 28 Sep 2016. Gina Buchanan 28 Sep 2016. Dann Todd 28 Sep 2016. Kim Patton 28 Sep 2016. Tom Wehrman 28 Sep 2016. Linda Keyes 28 Sep 2016. Alyce Pride 27 Sep 2016. Robin Walter 27 Sep 2016. Ellen Kenworthy 27 Sep 2016. Nicole Madison 27 Sep 2016. Wladimir Boehm 27 Sep 2016. B. Mountain 27 Sep 2016. Stanley Johnson 27 Sep 2016. Amanda Saggers 27 Sep 2016. Dean Brown 27 Sep 2016. Carolynne Johnson 27 Sep 2016. Alvy Clark 27 Sep 2016. Giovanni Palusa 27 Sep 2016. Brenda Duty 27 Sep 2016. Hazel Belshaw 27 Sep 2016. Paul Haag 27 Sep 2016. C Bynum 27 Sep 2016. Debra Allen 27 Sep 2016. James Lloyd Charles Bartling 27 Sep 2016. Harry Burn 27 Sep 2016. Robin McNeal 27 Sep 2016. Brianna Walcott 27 Sep 2016. Trudi Russum 27 Sep 2016. John Eckersley 27 Sep 2016. Kelli South 27 Sep 2016. Laura Acs 27 Sep 2016. Riley Melton 27 Sep 2016. Jeffrey Bennett 27 Sep 2016. Paula Sposili 27 Sep 2016. Linda Veronese 27 Sep 2016. Timothy O'Donnell 27 Sep 2016. Scott Brion 27 Sep 2016. Ginger Bond 27 Sep 2016. Mike Demers 27 Sep 2016. Letecia Frost 27 Sep 2016. Jeff Kendall 27 Sep 2016. Thea Westervelt 27 Sep 2016. Teri McGee 27 Sep 2016. Bradford Rice 27 Sep 2016. Tania Bestel 27 Sep 2016. Thom King 27 Sep 2016. Shelby Lollis 27 Sep 2016. Laura Stoner 27 Sep 2016.

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See About WikiTree for more on our mission and organization, or Community Membership for more on the benefits of signing the Honor Code.