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 who sign our Honor Code.
Our tree includes 26,607,780 profiles (8,019,032 with DNA test connections) edited by 801,281 genealogists from around the world.

New & Notable

James Beard Profile of the Week: James Beard, chef and namesake of the prestigious James Beard Foundation Award for culinary professionals. Which chef or foodie are you most closely connected to?

Beverly Cleary Last week: Beverly Cleary (1916-2021) and children's authors.


[more examples of profiles]

Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week: Maggie Davidson and Laddie 1954. Photo uploaded by Maggie Davidson. [more family history photos]

Henry Louis Gates Jr. The WikiTree Challenge: 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."

Loralee Hutton Member of the Week: England and Canada project member Loralee Hutton.

"Recently I joined the new Canadian Orphan Trail and loved the process so much that I volunteered to help others go through the process themselves. I hope to help people avoid the same mistakes I made while helping them love WikiTree as much as I do."

Last week: Pam Dale.

"I'm a Wiki Greeter, I'm involved with Data Doctors, Sourcerers, Connectors, the Notables Project and my baby, the Cemeterists Project. I'm part of the Maupin One Name Study and am considering starting a name study or two myself."

[more members & member quotes]

YouTube video See Family Tree Magazine'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 ...".

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"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