The Free Family Tree

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Our community is on a mission to grow The Free Family Tree — one world tree that connects us all, and is accessible to us all.


WikiTree is 100% Free

All the genealogy on WikiTree has been contributed by members like you.

It doesn't cost money to contribute to WikiTree, and it doesn't cost money to access what you and others have contributed.

1.) All the tools are free. All the benefits of membership, every feature and tool, is available to all members who sign the Honor Code. There are no "premium" memberships.

2.) All the content is free. Although some content is privacy-restricted and some content may be copyrighted by members, such as family photos, nobody pays to access anything on WikiTree. We also encourage open source developers to make use of the tree in other free applications and projects.

The costs of operation are covered by modest ads on public pages.

The WikiTree Pledge: Always Free

As the creators and hosts of the WikiTree website, we pledge that our mission is the same as that of the community: to create a single worldwide family tree that will make genealogy free and accessible for everyone.

Free is an essential part of our shared mission. We will never charge for access to the worldwide family tree. And we will never knowingly and willingly sell or transfer the worldwide family tree to any individual or organization that intends to charge for access to it.

More on the Organization and Community

See About WikiTree for more on the organization behind WikiTree. The WikiTree Team page has bios and contact information.

The WikiTree FAQ has questions and answers about whether WikiTree is non-profit, whether the tree is public domain, and whether our software is open source.

Whereas the above is a pledge that WikiTree makes to its community, the Wiki Genealogist Honor Code is a pledge that community members make to each other.

If you have any questions or comments, come post in the genealogist-to-genealogist (G2G) forum. Here's a poem about the free tree that a member posted.

For legal details see the Terms of Service, Privacy Policy, and Acceptable Use Policy.

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