Welcome to The Free Family Tree — growing stronger every day since 2008.
  1. Together we're growing an increasingly accurate single family tree by carefully evaluating sources & incorporating DNA.
  2. Privacy controls enable us to integrate modern family history.
  3. Extraordinary protections ensure that our progress will never be lost.
  4. Everything is 100% free including many benefits for genealogists and family historians who sign our Honor Code.
Our tree includes 32,636,433 profiles (10,789,568 with DNA test connections) edited by 958,330 members from around the world.

New & Notable

Charles III of England Profile of the Week: Charles III, King of England. Which newsmaker of 2022 is most closely related to you?

Robbie Coltrane Last week: Robbie Coltrane (1950-2022), Hagrid in the Harry Potter series. Which Potterverse member is your closest connection?

Previous features:

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Photo of the Week

Featured Family Photo: "Time for a Nap." Shared by Wayne Oldroyd.

WikiTree Challenge: One star ... one tree ... one week ... what can we uncover? This week's focus: Mark Cuban.

Christy Melick Member of the Week: Christy Melick is a Team Leader in the US Black Heritage Project.

"I feel like it's important to use the skills I've gained to help others who are starting with a more difficult path ahead of them and a lot of times, more difficulty in finding the records they need. The US Black Heritage Project is a great way to do this. (If you're not ready to join the project, we're now doing one or two weekend sprints each month that are open to everyone, so if you have time, please join us in those sprints!)"

Gill Whitehouse Last week: Gill Whitehouse helps new members in the England Project's Orphan Trail training program.

"The Orphan Trail is such a great way to learn, even if like me you don't think there's much left to learn, you soon find out that there's so much more and places that you never thought of looking."

[more members & member quotes]

YouTube video GenealogyTV did a video tour: "How to Use WikiTree."

For another member's perspective, see the "Welcome to WikiTree" video series.

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

"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

"Before WikiTree, I was skeptical and discouraged about big one-single-trees because there were (are) so many errors, but WikiTree is different because it's collaborative, genial and there are people available to help resolve any issues." — Roberta Estes, blogger