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.
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Our tree includes 28,799,118 profiles (9,043,374 with DNA test connections) edited by 859,163 members from around the world.

New & Notable

Sitting Bull Profile of the Week: Lakota Chief Sitting Bull, whose DNA was recently used to connect descendants. Which notable Native American is most closely connected to you?

Queen Elizabeth I Last week: Queen Elizabeth I, who ascended to the throne of England and Ireland on 17 November 1558. Which extraordinary Elizabeth is most closely connected to you?


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Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week: Wright Family Thanksgiving. Photo uploaded by by Lloyd Wright Jr. [more family history photos]

500 Brick Walls Broken The WikiTree Challenge: 500 Brick Walls Broken for Guest Stars!

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," and dozens of other leading genealogists in our special WikiTree Challenge.

I. Caruso Member of the Week: I. Caruso is translating WikiTree Help pages into German for the Germany Project and leading an effort in the Italy Project to create categories for all Italian towns.

[more members & member quotes]

YouTube video See GenealogyTV'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:

  • Profile accuracy: Thankful. Choose a profile that fits the theme and checks its accuracy.
  • Family photos: Pets. Share a photo from your family collection.
Share just this week, or share every week to earn badges.

"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

Top 25 family names yesterday:

  1. DUNN (95)
  2. ALLANSON (78)
  3. SMITH (69)
  4. LEWIS (63)
  5. JONES (49)
  6. BROWN (43)
  7. GODOLPHIN (42)
  8. PARKER (39)
  9. TAYLOR (38)
  10. WALDECK (37)
  11. JOHNSON (36)
  12. OTT (33)
  13. KIEDAISCH (32)
  14. STOLWIJK (31)
  15. MOSS (31)
  16. GRIT (30)
  17. THOMPSON (30)
  18. BLACKFORD (30)
  19. MILLER (29)
  20. FOSTER (28)
  21. VANCE (27)
  22. TATE (27)
  23. SHEPHERD (26)
  24. WILSON (26)
  25. BOYCE (26)

Browse all the top surnames with their top contributors.