Welcome to The Free Family Tree — growing stronger every day since 2008.
  1. Together we're growing an increasingly accurate single family tree by carefully evaluating sources & incorporating DNA.
  2. Privacy controls enable us to integrate modern family history.
  3. Extraordinary protections ensure that our progress 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 33,406,437 profiles (11,113,415 with DNA test connections) edited by 975,254 members from around the world.

New & Notable

Caroline Augusta of Bavaria Profile of the Week: Caroline Augusta of Bavaria (8 Feb 1792 - 9 Feb 1873).

Banjo Paterson Last week: Australian bush poet Banjo Paterson and Australian notables.

Previous features:

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Photo of the Week

Featured Family Photo: John Wesley Parker and family, shared by Rebecca Haskins.

WikiTree Challenge 7x7: Seven degrees of connections for seven people. What will we uncover? This week's partner: Society of One-Place Studies.

Rob Wilson Member of the Week: Rob Wilson is involved in the Ireland and WikiTree Apps projects.

"I have had a huge change in the last few years, as I have discovered the value of DNA matches. Now I am focused on finding matches and connecting them up. That's where WikiTree is an amazing tool."

Adriana Hazelton Last week: Adriana Hazelton leads the Brasil Team in the Latin America Project.

"The Latin American Project is a small team for a huge section of the world so volunteers in any capacity make a huge difference! If Spanish or Portuguese are not languages you speak, there's still plenty that can be done, as we are a multilingual team and ready to collaborate."

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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