Welcome to The Free Family Tree, growing stronger since 2008.
  1. Our community uses DNA and traditional genealogical sources to grow an accurate single family tree.
  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 18,398,352 profiles (4,449,385 with DNA test connections) edited by 560,841 genealogists from around the world.

Profile of the Week Profile Image Profile of the Week: Popcorn entrepreneur Orville Redenbacher (1907-1995).

Profile of the Week Profile Image Last week: Francis Scott Key (1779-1843), author of the lyrics for "The Star-Spangled Banner." [more profile examples]

Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week: MacKenzie Children. Ontario, Canada (ca. 1883). [more family history photos]

Community Clean-Up Challenge Challenge of the Week: Thousands of Find A Grave memorials have more information about a person or information that conflicts with what's on WikiTree. A thinking genealogist needs to evaluate each suggestion. Will you help?

Annual Challenge: Our community's biggest event — the Source-a-Thon — is Saturday, 28 Sep, to Monday, 1 Oct. More than 500 genealogists will work together on teams to verify the data in unsourced profiles. Register now to be eligible for the $3,500 in door prizes from Findmypast, MyHeritage, Ancestry, Fold3, Newspapers.com, RootsTech, AncestryDNA, MyHeritageDNA, and more. It will be loads of fun.

Member of the Week profile image Member of the Week: SJ Baty is a Project Coordinator for the Spain and Early Pennsylvania Settlers projects and volunteers as a Data Doctor, Sourcerer and Ranger. "I was very turned off by the sites that are happy to take the research I've done, and then charge a subscription to sell it to my cousins. ... Once I tried WikiTree, I was hooked. It is open, fosters collaboration, and I believe it will be here in the long run." [more genealogists]

10th Anniversary
"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