Welcome to The Free Family Tree — growing stronger since 2008.
  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.
  3. Extraordinary protections ensure that our shared tree 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 31,542,251 profiles (10,301,894 with DNA test connections) edited by 930,856 members from around the world.

New & Notable

Davy Crockett Profile of the Week: Legendary American frontiersman Davy Crockett, born 17 August 1786. Which participant in the Battle of the Alamo is most closely connected to you on our single family tree?

Nichelle Nichols Last week: "Lieutenant Uhura" Nichelle Nichols (1932-2022). Which Star Trek star is your closest family connection?

James Caan Earlier: Actor James Caan (1940-2022) and The Godfather.


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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: Jennifer Lopez.

Todd Murray Member of the Week: Todd Murray.

"I am a guide on the Tartan Trail for the Scotland Project. I hope that I can encourage others to gain skills and knowledge in genealogy and at the same time become better myself. ... Come join the trail and gain some insight into Scottish records and practice your profile writing skills."

Betsy Ko Last week: Betsy Ko.

"Aside from WikiTree's commitment to accuracy, the other thing that I find to be exceptional about our community is that I've really been able to genuinely connect with others. ... Seeing the amazing things that other WikiTreers are accomplishing is a continual inspiration to me. I also value being part of a community where kindness, helpfulness, and humor are to be found in abundance."

Michelle Detwiler Earlier: Michelle Detwiler.

"I spend most of my time sourcing and creating plantations and profiles for those who were enslaved, working with the US Black Heritage Project (USBH). We're always looking for volunteers. USBH has a small skill-building training called PATH. This training helps volunteers learn to properly record African-American profiles and those who were enslaved. ... We have hundreds of enslaved persons who need profiles created."

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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