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WikiTree started growing 15 years ago, from the grassroots up. Our community is now 1,106,382 members strong. Most genealogists and serious family historians have accounts. Our shared tree has 38,262,702 profiles. 13,308,619 have DNA test connections.
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Emperor Naruhito of Japan Featured Connections: Asian and Pacific Islander notables starting with Emperor Naruhito of Japan. Who is your closest connection?

Previous features:

[more examples of profiles]

Magazine Cover "WikiTree is a great, collaborative, global family tree site for genealogists of every level from every part of the world." —Family Tree Magazine UK, November 2023

"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

"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


Kaitlyn Emmett Member of the Week: Adoption Angel and member of the England and Australia projects, Kaitlyn Emmett [interview].

"I signed up for WikiTree in 2018, but didn't get properly involved for a few years. In 2020 I was encouraged to undertake the England Project's Orphan Trail, which was a wonderful apprenticeship in the ins and outs of WikiTree ... and found myself hooked."

Mark Lemen Last week: Mark Lemen [interview] is a Project Coordinator for Greece, Cyprus, Andorra, and Liechtenstein. His advice to new members:

"Don't let the many features and functions of WikiTree overwhelm you. Take it slow and ask questions. When you feel ready, look through the projects and see if there are any you'd like to join. Remember, this is a collaborative site, and WikiTreers are ready and willing to help."

[more of our wonderful wikitreers]

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 ...".
Ancestry DNA

Top 25 family names yesterday:

  1. SMITH (65)
  2. JONES (57)
  3. GURULE (55)
  4. GEE (48)
  5. KIRBY (41)
  6. BROWN (40)
  7. BARLOW (39)
  8. COOPER (37)
  9. WILLIAMS (36)
  10. GRAHAM (34)
  11. JOHNSON (31)
  12. FISHER (30)
  13. ANDERSON (29)
  14. CRUMBAUGH (27)
  15. YOUNG (26)
  16. RICHARDS (26)
  17. WALKER (25)
  18. DAVIS (25)
  19. NICHOLS (24)
  20. RUSSELL (24)
  21. CARTER (24)
  22. LIND (24)
  23. WHITE (24)
  24. WRIGHT (23)
  25. EWING (23)

Browse all the top surnames with their top contributors.