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Our tree includes 32,559,445 profiles (10,758,145 with DNA test connections) edited by 956,681 members from around the world.

New & Notable

Robbie Coltrane Profile of the Week: Robbie Coltrane (1950-2022), Hagrid in the Harry Potter series. Which Potterverse member is most closely related to you?

Last week: Mayflower Compact-signer John Alden. Which Mayflower passenger or crew member is your closest connection?

Previous features:

[more examples of profiles]

Photo of the Week

Featured Family Photo: "Time for a Nap." Shared by Wayne Oldroyd.

WikiTree Challenge: One star ... one tree ... one week ... what can we uncover? This week's focus: Mark Cuban.

Gill Whitehouse Member of the Week: Gill Whitehouse helps new members in the England Project's Orphan Trail training program.

"The Orphan Trail is such a great way to learn, even if like me you don't think there's much left to learn, you soon find out that there's so much more and places that you never thought of looking."

David Hamilton Last week: David Hamilton co-leads the South Carolina Team for the US Black Heritage Project.

"We could use more volunteers for any of the state team pages, or for researching specific types of slavery-related records: black cemeteries, free persons of color, black notables, plantations, etc."

[more members & member quotes]

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

Top 25 family names yesterday:

  1. SMITH (92)
  2. JONES (50)
  3. HYND (41)
  4. COLLINS (40)
  5. MILLER (40)
  6. SURR (39)
  7. BROWN (38)
  8. MARTIN (38)
  9. ADAMS (37)
  10. HALL (37)
  11. REED (34)
  12. KING (34)
  13. LAURENS (34)
  14. JOHNSON (32)
  15. FOX (30)
  16. 田澤 (30)
  17. ANDERSON (30)
  18. JOHNSTON (29)
  19. SHATZER (28)
  20. TAYLOR (27)
  21. BAKER (27)
  22. SHELLY (26)
  23. AGNEW (26)
  24. LOLACHER (25)
  25. CLARK (25)

Browse all the top surnames with their top contributors.