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  1. Together we're growing an accurate single family tree using DNA and traditional genealogical sources.
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Our tree includes 28,455,599 profiles (8,879,858 with DNA test connections) edited by 851,114 genealogists from around the world.

New & Notable

Marie Curie Profile of the Week: Marie Curie (1867-1934), the first woman to win a Nobel Prize. Which Nobel Prize winner is your closest connection?

Mickey Mantle Last week: New York Yankees legend Mickey Mantle (1931-1995). Which baseball great is your closest connection?


[more examples of profiles]

Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week: Sims family reunion. Photo uploaded by Bill Sims. [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.

Chris Ferraiolo Member of the Week: Chris Ferraiolo helps lead the Italy Project, acts as a WikiTree Ambassador on social media, and is active in the WikiTree Challenge. His advice to new members:

"Don't be afraid to ask questions in the G2G forum. You're never alone on this site. Have a good time. Make friends and have fun exploring."

Christine Preston Last week: 1776 Project member Christine Preston is leading a team that's updating the 1776 Sticker on profiles of Revolutionary War veterans. She's also a Cemeterist and active in the US Civil War Project.

[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: Sports. Choose a profile that fits the theme and checks its accuracy.
  • Family photos: Halloween Costumes. 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. SIMONS (147)
  2. SMITH (119)
  3. SYMONDS (54)
  4. JONES (48)
  5. BROWN (44)
  6. PHILLIPS (35)
  7. HODSON (32)
  8. MOORE (31)
  9. ANDERSSON (29)
  10. BREWER (29)
  11. ANDREWS (27)
  12. THOMPSON (26)
  13. WILLIAMS (26)
  14. THURSTON (26)
  15. WILSON (26)
  16. TYLER (26)
  17. JOHNSON (25)
  18. COX (25)
  19. WHITE (24)
  20. WALKER (24)
  21. ROBINSON (22)
  22. LEWIS (22)
  23. STEWART (22)
  24. THUR (22)

Browse all the top surnames with their top contributors.