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 30,612,868 profiles (9,880,051 with DNA test connections) edited by 908,343 members from around the world.

New & Notable

Naomi Judd Profile of the Week: Country music icon Naomi Judd (1946-2022). Which lady of country music is most closely connected to you?

Last week: Notable and notorious Twitter users.


[more examples of profiles]

Photo of the Week

Featured Family Photo: "Easter Blues." Photo uploaded by Pat Miller. [more family history photos]

Kevin BaconThe 2022 WikiTree Challenge: One star ... one tree ... one week ... what can we uncover? Up next: Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon.

Andrew Turvey Member of the Week: Andrew Turvey leads the Norfolk Team for the England Project.

"Through WikiTree I've expanded into single place research — in my case Norfolk and Suffolk where many of my ancestors are from. It's a perfect platform to find and collect specialist local resources and work together on a common local tree."

Gina Meyers Last week: Gina Meyers.

"I'd highly recommend joining a WikiTree Project. It's brilliant to be engaged with a group of people who are interested in the same things ... I've learned heaps from the people in the Palatine Migration, Ireland and Quaker projects, and am so grateful to have 'met' them ... Whatever your goals, everything is better with community."

[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

Top 25 family names yesterday:

  1. SMITH (62)
  2. MILLER (56)
  3. JONES (37)
  4. CHAPMAN (36)
  5. CUFFEE (35)
  6. CLARK (35)
  7. TURNER (34)
  8. BALDWIN (31)
  9. TAYLOR (31)
  10. BROWN (30)
  11. DAVIS (29)
  12. JOHNSON (28)
  13. BAUM (28)
  14. WATSON (26)
  15. CAMPBELL (25)
  16. CALVERLEY (25)
  17. HILL (23)
  18. COOK (23)
  19. LUBBERS (22)
  20. THOMPSON (22)
  21. WILLIAMS (21)
  22. YOUNG (21)
  23. KNEELAND (21)
  24. JOHNSTON (20)
  25. SNELGROVE (20)

Browse all the top surnames with their top contributors.