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 27,701,496 profiles (8,540,633 with DNA test connections) edited by 830,028 genealogists from around the world.

New & Notable

Vinnie Ream Profile of the Week: Vinnie Ream, creator of the Abraham Lincoln statue in the US Capitol rotunda. Which sculptor are you most closely connected to?

Johnny Weissmuller Last week: Olympic gold-medal winning swimmer (and Tarzan) Johnny Weissmuller and Summer Olympians.


[more examples of profiles]

Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week: Chick Lovelace as the preacher in a "Shotgun Wedding." Photo uploaded by Alexis (Lovelace) Nelson. [more family history photos]

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.

Register now to participate on a team in August.

Elaine Weatherall Member of the Week: Elaine Weatherall is a Cemeterist and leads the US Black Heritage Project's Heritage Exchange, a group dedicated to building family trees that connect enslaved ancestors with their descendants.

"I also participate in many of the WikiTree Challenge weeks. I've learned so much about new sources in the US and elsewhere, and appreciate the camaraderie."

Isabelle Huth Last week: French WikiTreer Isabelle Huth.

"WikiTree taught me to cite my sources correctly, to be more rigorous, and to share with other WikiTreers. WikiTree also helped me to find cousins around the world, among the descendants of glassmakers for example."

[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: Favorite Name. Choose a profile that fits the theme and checks its accuracy.
  • Family photos: Spectacles. 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. ROWLAND (86)
  2. SMITH (81)
  3. MILLER (50)
  4. PLOOF (47)
  5. WILLIAMS (46)
  6. IRVING (45)
  7. BROWN (45)
  8. ANDERSON (44)
  9. WILSON (40)
  10. COSTER (39)
  11. WHITE (38)
  12. TAYLOR (37)
  13. SEARS (36)
  14. KING (35)
  15. VERITY (35)
  16. JACKSON (35)
  17. KNIGHT (35)
  18. HILL (34)
  19. JONES (34)
  20. MARTIN (32)
  21. COX (31)
  22. DAVIS (28)
  23. CALDER (28)
  24. ROSS (28)
  25. MORGAN (27)

Browse all the top surnames with their top contributors.