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WikiTree Reaches 20 Million Profiles Today

Genealogy community collaborates to grow accurate single family tree

27 March 2019: Shortly after passing its 10-year anniversary, WikiTree has reached a major milestone: 20 million person profiles on its single family tree, a tree that’s 100% free and accessible to everyone forever.

Since its start in 2008, WikiTree has grown steadily but carefully, with a strong emphasis on quality over quantity. Although its mission is to connect the entire human family on one tree, WikiTree prioritizes careful sourcing and accuracy. As a result, it has fewer duplicates and mythological lines than some websites.

WikiTree’s strongest asset is its community. Over 130,000 genealogists have signed the Wiki Genealogy Honor Code, a simple nine-point pledge that members make to each other. Signers agree to collaborate with courtesy, respect privacy and copyrights, strive for accuracy, and cite sources.

“Some genealogy websites ask for money. All WikiTree asks is to learn how to use the system, to be a ‘good neighbor’ in the community, and to provide sources for facts.”
— April Dauenhauer, member since 2013

The Honor Code is a foundation on which dedicated volunteers have grown a healthy community culture and a carefully-evolved set of policies and procedures. These include systems for mentoring, mediation, and other conflict resolution so that genealogists can collaborate productively and enjoyably. As a result, the WikiTree community is proud to announce its 20,000,000 milestone.


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  6 Responses to “Press Release: WikiTree Reaches 20 Million Profiles Today”

  1. […] I have been a member of WikiTree – for a while now. I get regular e-mail updates from them. They recently celebrated their 10 year anniversary – (exact birthday is complicated according to the link). In addition, they hit 20,000,000 profiles – […]

  2. A friend recommended me to this website. Looking forward to try this.

  3. Happy with WikiTree. I use Ancestry as well but Ancestry has its limitations. WikiTree is my main and constantly pushes me to get my sourced ancestors entered in accurately.

  4. I am looking forward to exploring WikiTree

  5. Wikitree has been a joy! It has enabled me to meet so many cousins and to be able to see how our ancestors connect in an open and better sourced environment than available anywhere else on the web—and all for FREE!

  6. I find it hard to believe that I am only now finding WikiTree! I have been researching my family history since 1974, and have upwards of 8000 in my own tree…..I look forward to finding out more about WikiTree

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