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  1. We collaborate on a single family tree for everyone to enjoy, for free, forever.
  2. WikiTree is the most accurate & trusted global tree because we work together, carefully evaluate sources, and incorporate DNA.
  3. Modern family history is private.
  4. It's all free!
  5. WikiTreers who sign the Honor Code don't even see advertisements, but enjoy benefits that cost money on other websites.
WikiTree started growing 15 years ago, from the grassroots up. Our community is now 1,059,432 members strong. Most genealogists and serious family historians have accounts. Our shared tree has 36,401,707 profiles. 12,507,442 have DNA test connections.
New & Notable

Dorie Miller Profile of the Week: Dorie Miller (1919-1943), awarded the Navy Cross for heroism during the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. Which World War II hero are you closest to on our single family tree?

Rosalynn Carter Last week: Former First Lady of the United States, Rosalynn Carter (1927-2023). Which first lady is your closest connection?

Previous features:

[more examples of profiles]

Magazine Cover "WikiTree is a great, collaborative, global family tree site for genealogists of every level from every part of the world." —Family Tree Magazine UK, November 2023

"Before WikiTree, I was skeptical and discouraged about big one-single-trees because there were (are) so many errors, but WikiTree is different because it's collaborative, genial and there are people available to help resolve any issues." — Roberta Estes, blogger

"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


Kristin Merritt Member of the Week: Connector and Olympics Project member Kristin Merritt.

"I joined WikiTree in November 2013. I like that each person has space for a biography, research notes, and anything else ... I am also interested in how everyone is connected, not just my immediate ancestors."

Mark Dorney Last week: Mark Dorney leads the Western Australia Team.

"There's the little endorphin rush every time I solve a little genealogical puzzle, and that keeps me going. ... [WikiTree] is also a way to publicly and accessibly share my research so near and distant family members can find it. I've been contacted by way more relatives via WikiTree than any other avenue."

[more of our wonderful wikitreers]

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 ...".
Ancestry DNA

Top 25 family names yesterday:

  1. WOOD (85)
  2. SMITH (69)
  3. DAVIS (56)
  4. WILLIAMS (49)
  5. BROWN (45)
  6. JONES (39)
  7. TAYLOR (37)
  8. WALSER (34)
  9. JOHNSON (34)
  10. GILLESPIE (32)
  11. BORN (29)
  12. GALLANT (28)
  13. THOMAS (28)
  14. MARTIN (26)
  15. ODELL (25)
  16. MILLER (25)
  17. HOWARD (24)
  18. CASEY (24)
  19. HARRIS (24)
  20. MOORE (23)
  21. HARTMANN (23)
  22. WRIGHT (23)
  23. SPARKS (23)
  24. ZWICK (23)
  25. HARRISON (22)

Browse all the top surnames with their top contributors.