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 26,844,099 profiles (8,141,567 with DNA test connections) edited by 808,434 genealogists from around the world.

New & Notable

Star Wars Family Connections Profile of the Week: "Princess Leia" Carrie Fisher. Is your family more closely connected to Star Wars' Dark Side of the Force or the Light?

Louis Pasteur Last week: Germ theory and vaccine pioneer Louis Pasteur. Which medical innovator are you most closely connected to?


[more examples of profiles]

Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week: Marit and Franklin, newlyweds. Photo uploaded by Jonathan Pudas. [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."

Anne Guglik Member of the Week: Anne Guglik has participated in 10 WikiTree Challenge weeks and even broke a brick wall for a guest. Her advice to new members: get involved with a challenge or project to connect with other genealogists.

"The members are truly the best asset WikiTree has, and most are endlessly helpful, once you manage to connect."

Dave Welburn Last week: Dave Welburn leads the Yorkshire Team in the England Project. His advice to new members:

"You are not on your own, everyone is here to help. If you need help, ask on G2G. If you make a mistake, don't worry. Everyone makes mistakes, and there is nothing you can do that can't be fixed."

[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 ...".

This week's G2G themes:

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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