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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Michael Halm 28 Aug 2016. F Naysmith 28 Aug 2016. Gaynor Macdonald 28 Aug 2016. Mario Ippoliti 27 Aug 2016. Erin Cassidente 27 Aug 2016. Patricia Ermatinger 27 Aug 2016. William Bader 27 Aug 2016. S Kriete 27 Aug 2016. LuLu Morris 27 Aug 2016. Kenneth Gochenour 27 Aug 2016. Carol Hallenbeck 27 Aug 2016. John Macdonald 27 Aug 2016. Dana Lane 27 Aug 2016. Theresa Kiff 27 Aug 2016. Cory Dougherty 27 Aug 2016. Amber Bicondoa 27 Aug 2016. Melody Young 27 Aug 2016. Rhonda McCray 27 Aug 2016. Cecil Hollen 27 Aug 2016. Christen Jones 27 Aug 2016. Vicky Lynch 27 Aug 2016. Nancy Trautman 27 Aug 2016. Ladianne Henderson 27 Aug 2016. Vivian Waterman 27 Aug 2016. Angela McElroy 27 Aug 2016. Harry McAlister 27 Aug 2016. Timothy Williams 27 Aug 2016. Jo McCormick 27 Aug 2016. George Harrison 27 Aug 2016. Jenny Cox 27 Aug 2016. Cricket Dee Boyd 27 Aug 2016. Robin Mills 27 Aug 2016. Charlotte Hazel 27 Aug 2016. Jeff McCartney 27 Aug 2016. Lori Lapierre 27 Aug 2016. Jayne Fountain 27 Aug 2016. Iain Farrar 27 Aug 2016. Elizabeth Marino 27 Aug 2016. Eric Crabb 27 Aug 2016. Joe Morales 27 Aug 2016. Roger Asbery 27 Aug 2016. John Reed 27 Aug 2016. Peter Cunningham 27 Aug 2016. Debra Cobb 27 Aug 2016. Jane Hofmeyr 27 Aug 2016. Amanda Doubblestien 27 Aug 2016. Donald Holmes 27 Aug 2016. Richard Flynn 27 Aug 2016. Melanie Hall 27 Aug 2016. Leslie Sussan 27 Aug 2016. Elaine Winterburn 27 Aug 2016. Cindy Clair 27 Aug 2016. Irma Evans 27 Aug 2016. Kathy Treuhaft 27 Aug 2016. Robert Harrington 27 Aug 2016. Melina Robison 27 Aug 2016. Russ Lewis 27 Aug 2016. April Safrit 27 Aug 2016. Jeanne Greene 27 Aug 2016. Wayne Farmer 27 Aug 2016. Cheryl Tedder 27 Aug 2016. Jimmy Gillespie 27 Aug 2016. Patricia Kreel 27 Aug 2016. Erin Lindstrom 27 Aug 2016. Sadie Staley 27 Aug 2016. Sonia Parman 27 Aug 2016. David Stewart 27 Aug 2016. Zelda Wynn 27 Aug 2016. James Black 27 Aug 2016. Carrie Falconer 27 Aug 2016. Patrick Lowery 27 Aug 2016. Melva Leventhal 27 Aug 2016. Michael Carpenter 27 Aug 2016. Kimberly Blesch 27 Aug 2016. Bob Cheney 27 Aug 2016. Roger Hadaway 27 Aug 2016. Amanda Williamson 27 Aug 2016. Joan Griffith 27 Aug 2016. Vivian Williams 27 Aug 2016. Andrew Jaster 27 Aug 2016. April Moody 27 Aug 2016. Dennis White 26 Aug 2016. Diane Gabert 26 Aug 2016. Vlptx Vlptx 26 Aug 2016. Kay Dawson 26 Aug 2016. Carol Andrews 26 Aug 2016. Sophia Herington 26 Aug 2016. Penny Lopez 26 Aug 2016. Bill Ward 26 Aug 2016. Jeanne Sakai 26 Aug 2016. Deborah Cluckey 26 Aug 2016. Joshua Culp 26 Aug 2016. Dave Sinnott 26 Aug 2016. Timotha Branch 26 Aug 2016. Michael Kerrigan 26 Aug 2016. Cheryl Dawdy 26 Aug 2016. Doug Gates 26 Aug 2016. Cindy Weir 26 Aug 2016. Terry Whittler 26 Aug 2016. Kris Watson 26 Aug 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.