Welcome to The Free Family Tree, growing stronger since 2008.
  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.
  3. Extraordinary protections ensure that our shared tree will never be lost.
  4. Everything is 100% free including many benefits for genealogists who sign our Honor Code.
Our tree includes 22,942,772 profiles (6,491,562 with DNA test connections) edited by 687,546 genealogists from around the world.

New & Notable

Alice Paul Profile of the Week: Suffragist and women's rights activist Alice Paul (1885-1977).

Henry Wells Last week: Henry Wells (1805-1878), co-founder of American Express (created 18 March 1850) and Wells Fargo.   [more examples of profiles]

Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week: John Rammel, uploaded by Bill Sims. [more family history photos]

Michael Schell Member of the Week: Palatine Migration Project member Michael Schell. Michael likens WikiTree to a collaborative jigsaw puzzle where the pieces you're putting together eventually connect with the pieces others have put together. "That process of hooking up is the funnest part about jigsaw puzzles and also the funnest part about WikiTree."

David Urquhart Last week: David Urquhart volunteers as an Arborist, Connector, Ranger, and Sourcerer. "I have found WikiTree to be extremely addictive and move about whereever the distraction takes me. I enjoy being involved in projects because of the interaction and collaboration."

Paula Franklin Previously: Paula Franklin is active in the Global Cemeteries, Categorization, and Data Doctors projects. Her advice to new members: ask questions in G2G. "Remember, it is not your tree or my tree, but our tree, and each and every one of us has a vested interest in improving and sourcing it. We will be happy to help you."   [more members & member quotes]

"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