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 28,243,188 profiles (8,783,386 with DNA test connections) edited by 846,196 genealogists from around the world.

New & Notable

Jason Sudeikis Profile of the Week: Emmy Award winner for "Ted Lasso," comedian Jason Sudeikis. Which Emmy Award celebrity is your closest connection?

Charles Grey Last week: Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey. Which participant in the Swing Riots, the 1830 uprising by agricultural workers in southern and eastern England, is your closest connection?


[more examples of profiles]

Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week: "Pearl McCleery's little cousin happily sitting in the middle of giant sunflowers." Photo uploaded by Alexis (Lovelace) Nelson. [more family history photos]

The Source-a-Thon is this weekend, October 1-4.

500 Brick Walls Broken Big news: "WikiTree Challenge Breaks 500th Brick Wall for Guest Stars"

See what our community discovered about the roots of our special guest star Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., host of PBS TV's "Finding Your Roots," and dozens of other leading genealogists in our special WikiTree Challenge.

Marsha Richardson Member of the Week: Marsha Richardson recently graduated from the Tartan Trail learning program and is now leading the Clan Forsyth Team for the Scotland Project.

"I like the idea of WikiTree and everyone working together. It seems everyone here is vigilant on trying to prevent duplicates and requiring that facts are supported with sources."

Karen Stewart Last week: Karen Stewart helps with US Black Heritage Connections, our collaborative effort on an underrepresented group in genealogy: slaves and their descendants.

"I like the feeling of helping get profiles added to the tree in case a future descendant comes looking for them."

[more members & member quotes]

YouTube video See GenealogyTV's new video tour: "How to Use WikiTree."

For a deeper look, see the "Welcome to WikiTree" video series by a member.

A member's introduction in verse: "One tree, two tree ...".

This week's G2G themes:

  • Profile accuracy: Steps. Choose a profile that fits the theme and checks its accuracy.
  • Family photos: Musical. Share a photo from your family collection.
Share just this week, or share every week to earn badges.

"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

Top 25 family names yesterday:

  1. SMITH (68)
  2. DOBYNS (64)
  3. HOBBS (40)
  4. SACKETT (39)
  5. NIELSEN (35)
  6. HECOX (34)
  7. WHAWELL (32)
  8. MARTIN (32)
  9. LYFORD (31)
  10. WESTERHOLD (30)
  11. STEWART (30)
  12. CRIPPS (29)
  13. JOHNSON (29)
  14. MOORE (29)
  15. EMBREE (28)
  16. WOOD (28)
  17. BERRY (27)
  18. MCPHERSON (27)
  19. HERMIZ (26)
  20. ALLEN (26)
  21. DUKES (26)
  22. WATSON (24)
  23. TRAPPEL (24)
  24. ALCIUS (23)
  25. MILLER (23)

Browse all the top surnames with their top contributors.