Welcome to The Free Family Tree, growing stronger since 2008.
  1. Our community uses DNA and traditional genealogical sources to grow an accurate single family tree.
  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 16,888,334 profiles (3,970,229 with DNA test connections) edited by 513,647 genealogists from around the world.

New & Notable

Profile of the Week Profile Image Profile of the Week: Theoretical physicist and bestselling author Stephen Hawking (Jan 1942 - Mar 2018).

Last week: Poet and playwright Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) from the Irish Roots Project.   [gallery of profiles]

Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week: Thomas Swansea and "Count".   [gallery of photos]

Community Clean-Up Challenge

Challenge of the Week: Clean up location names.

Member of the Week profile image Member of the Week: WikiTree Apps project leader and new team member Jamie Nelson. "I'm a big fan of cluster genealogy and WikiTree is pretty much the perfect tool for it," writes Jamie. "If I have a brick wall I can make profiles for my ancestor's neighbors, friends, and co-workers in order to look for clues. Even if the research doesn't end up helping me I know that it won't go to waste — the people I added are someone else's ancestors or relatives."   [gallery of members]

10th Anniversary Spring Clean-a-Thon: April 21-23.   [event calendar]


A poem for WikiTree: 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