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 34,631,247 profiles (11,688,446 with DNA test connections) edited by 1,010,419 members from around the world.

New & Notable

Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz Profile of the Week: Mexican writer, philosopher, composer and poet of the Baroque period, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1648-1695). Which notable Hispanic are you most closely connected to?

Gordon Lightfoot Last week: Singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot (1938-2023). Which musician is closest to you on our global family tree?

Previous features:

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Photo of the Week

Featured Family Photo: William Preston Lawrence, Eliza (Bishop) Lawrence with baby Leona (Lawrence) Roper, and Clara (Lawrence) Stillings. Uploaded by Douglas Roper.

WikiTree Challenge: What can we uncover through collaboration? This week's partner: mitoYDNA.

Oliver Stegen Member of the Week: Oliver Stegen is active in the Germany, Remember the Children, and Connectors projects.

"It's the teamwork that makes WikiTree so special! Most of the time, genealogy can be a lonely endeavor."

Kenneth Guerin Last week: Quebecois and Acadian project member Kenneth Guerin.

"I like the fact that we are profile managers, not owners. We are stewards of information, not owners. We are a community, keepers of the tree."

[more of our wonderful wikitreers]

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