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  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 27,635,714 profiles (8,508,793 with DNA test connections) edited by 828,738 genealogists from around the world.

New & Notable

Johnny Weissmuller Profile of the Week: Olympic gold-medal winning swimmer (and Tarzan) Johnny Weissmuller. Which Summer Olympian are you most closely connected to?

Maximilien de Robespierre Last week's Bastille Day feature: Radical Jacobin leader Maximilien Robespierre and figures from the French Revolution.


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Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week: "Aunt Mabel with Hat." Photo uploaded by Thomas Koehnline. [more family history photos]

500 Brick Walls Broken Big news! "WikiTree Challenge Breaks 500th Brick Wall 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.

Register now to participate on a team in August.

Isabelle Huth Member of the Week: French WikiTreer Isabelle Huth.

"WikiTree taught me to cite my sources correctly, to be more rigorous, and to share with other WikiTreers. WikiTree also helped me to find cousins around the world, among the descendants of glassmakers for example."

Pam Smith Last week: Pam Smith is an Adoption Angel and helps the Unknowns Team track down missing last names.

"I love trying to solve the puzzles. Most of these profiles are for women; I find that many researchers don't follow their maternal lines with the same diligence as they do their paternal lines. Records are sometimes scarce, but it breaks my heart that a woman could marry, not even be listed by name on the marriage license or the children's birth records, and then be buried as Mrs. [insert husband's name here]. I want to learn who she was, who her family was, and try to re-connect her to her family and her roots."

[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: Fashion. Choose a profile that fits the theme and checks its accuracy.
  • Family photos: Family Gathering. 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:

  2. NISBET (232)
  3. SMITH (198)
  4. WILLIAMS (173)
  5. NEUBAUER (149)
  6. JOHNSON (140)
  7. WILSON (105)
  8. JONES (103)
  9. LODEN (102)
  10. MARTIN (98)
  11. DENK (90)
  12. HARRIS (85)
  13. CAMPBELL (81)
  14. KING (80)
  15. TONKIN (79)
  16. WALKER (79)
  17. ANDERSON (78)
  18. WINTON (76)
  19. SIREK (74)
  20. WHITE (73)
  21. BROWN (73)
  22. GREEN (65)
  23. HALL (61)
  24. CLARK (61)
  25. PETTY (58)

Browse all the top surnames with their top contributors.