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 and family historians who sign our Honor Code.
Our tree includes 31,441,343 profiles (10,256,559 with DNA test connections) edited by 928,355 members from around the world.

New & Notable

Nichelle Nichols Profile of the Week: "Lieutenant Uhura" Nichelle Nichols (1932-2022). Which Star Trek star is most closely connected to you on our single family tree?

James Caan Last week: Actor James Caan (1940-2022). Which actor or creative personality from The Godfather is your closest connection?


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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: Tom Cruise.

Betsy Ko Member of the Week: Betsy Ko.

"Aside from WikiTree's commitment to accuracy, the other thing that I find to be exceptional about our community is that I've really been able to genuinely connect with others. ... Seeing the amazing things that other WikiTreers are accomplishing is a continual inspiration to me. I also value being part of a community where kindness, helpfulness, and humor are to be found in abundance."

Michelle Detwiler Last week: Michelle Detwiler.

"I spend most of my time sourcing and creating plantations and profiles for those who were enslaved, working with the US Black Heritage Project (USBH). We're always looking for volunteers. USBH has a small skill-building training called PATH. This training helps volunteers learn to properly record African-American profiles and those who were enslaved. ... We have hundreds of enslaved persons who need profiles created."

[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