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 33,276,798 profiles (11,061,458 with DNA test connections) edited by 972,044 members from around the world.

New & Notable

Robert Burns Profile of the Week: Robert Burns, known as the national poet of Scotland. Which Scottish notable is most closely related to you?

Justin Trudeau Last week: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Which notable Ontarian is your closest connection?

Previous features:

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Photo of the Week

Featured Family Photo: John Wesley Parker and family, shared by Rebecca Haskins.

WikiTree Challenge 7x7: Seven degrees of connections for seven people. What will we uncover? This week's partner: Society of Australian Genealogists.

Kenneth Evans Member of the Week: Kenneth Evans is active in the Australia Project and leads the Australian Generals Team in the Military and War Project.

"Most people have a story. ... Building sourced biographies, and accurate and attractive profiles, gives me immense satisfaction."

Cathryn Hondros Last week: Cathryn Hondros helps with the Appalachia Project and started a free-space project on the 105th Ohio Volunteer Infantry.

"My favorite feature is the open collaboration. Because WikiTree is a public, crowd-sourced, universal family tree, an individual's private research or items from personal collections can be shared for the benefit of all."

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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