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 29,419,024 profiles (9,324,015 with DNA test connections) edited by 874,836 members from around the world.

New & Notable

Bob Saget Profile of the Week: Bob Saget (1956-2022), star of Full House and host of America's Funniest Home Videos. Which comedian is most closely connected to you?

Sidney Poitier Last week: Sidney Poitier (1927-2022), the first African American and first Bahamian to win the Academy Award for Best Actor. Which 1960s leading actor is most closely connected to you?


[more examples of profiles]

Photo of the Week

Featured Family Photo: "Together with Nana Doris Lee Stewart." Photo uploaded by Noliwe Hill. [more family history photos]

Connect-a-Thon: Our marathon family connections event is this weekend, January 14-17.

YouTube video The 2022 WikiTree Challenge: One tree ... one guest ... one week ... what can we discover? Watch the fun video. Challenge 1 (January 5-12) was for Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia. Challenge 2 (January 20-27) is for Paul Gilmartin, best known as the host of Dinner and a Movie on TBS.

Joan Hollander Member of the Week: Joan Hollander, a coordinator for our Netherlands Project. She loves that WikiTreers "are so friendly and willing to help. We all are here with the same goal. To grow and improve our tree." Her advice to new members:

"Check if there is a project for the area you are interested in. They can help you get started and provide you with the correct guidelines."

Gina Jarvi Last week: Gina Jarvi volunteers "just about every day" to help the US Black Heritage (USBH) Project. She guides new volunteers through the USBH Path Program.

"I am so impressed and so grateful for the community here. I have only encountered gracious assistance and patience during my newbie stage (which I am still in)."

[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