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  1. Together we're growing an accurate single family tree using DNA and traditional genealogical sources.
  2. Privacy controls enable us to integrate modern family history.
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Our tree includes 28,876,940 profiles (9,078,910 with DNA test connections) edited by 861,295 members from around the world.

New & Notable

Joseph Seagram Profile of the Week: Canadian distillery founder Joseph Seagram (1841-1919). Which brewer or distiller is most closely connected to you?

Elon Musk Last week: Tech entrepreneur and Tesla founder Elon Musk. Which automotive pioneer is closest to your family?


[more examples of profiles]

Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week: "Warm elegant clothes." Photo uploaded by V. Valentine. [more family history photos]

500 Brick Walls Broken The WikiTree Challenge: 500 Brick Walls Broken for Guest Stars!

See what our community discovered about the roots of our special guest star Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., host of PBS TV's "Finding Your Roots," and dozens of other leading genealogists in our special WikiTree Challenge.

Eileen Robinson Member of the Week: Eileen Robinson connects profiles for the US Black Heritage Project and is leading a new surname project for Bellamy. Her advice to new members:

"Don't be afraid to make mistakes. Always ask questions. You will enjoy this community of genealogists which will become your online family."

Maureen Wilkins Last week: Maureen Wilkins is one of our friendly Greeters and leads the Shropshire Team in the England Project.

"I became a WikiTree Greeter in Oct 2020 and love helping new members find their way around within WikiTree's many branches. There are so many nooks and crannies that every day I find a new feature that I've never seen before."

[more members & member quotes]

YouTube video See GenealogyTV's new video tour: "How to Use WikiTree."

For a deeper look, see the "Welcome to WikiTree" video series by a member.

A member's introduction in verse: "One tree, two tree ...".

This week's G2G themes:

  • Profile accuracy: Strength. Choose a profile that fits the theme and checks its accuracy.
  • Family photos: Warmth. Share a photo from your family collection.
Share just this week, or share every week to earn badges.

"It's been wonderful to experience how collaborative genealogy in WikiTree makes all of us better genealogists. Collaboration on our shared ancestors encourages us to share information and to hold each other to high standards." Ellen Smith
member since 2014

Top 25 family names yesterday:

  1. SMITH (91)
  2. TABOR (65)
  3. JOHNSON (57)
  4. JONES (50)
  5. TAYLOR (47)
  6. BROWN (44)
  7. WILLIAMS (42)
  8. WILSON (41)
  9. HICKMOTT (35)
  10. GOODRICH (32)
  11. THOMAS (31)
  12. HALL (31)
  13. MARTIN (29)
  14. MURPHY (29)
  15. MILLER (28)
  16. ESTEY (28)
  17. FREEMAN (28)
  18. STOCKMAN (27)
  19. BREYTENBACH (27)
  20. WRIGHT (26)
  21. MCRITCHIE (24)
  22. STRETCH (24)
  23. WARD (24)
  24. CLARK (24)
  25. MILLSPAUGH (23)

Browse all the top surnames with their top contributors.