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 and family historians who sign our Honor Code.
Our tree includes 30,955,267 profiles (10,042,889 with DNA test connections) edited by 917,891 members from around the world.
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Presidential Seal Profile of the Week: John Adams, second president of the United States. Which US President is most closely connected to you on our single family tree?

Irving Berlin Last week: American songwriter Irving Berlin (1888-1989). Which centenarian is most closely connected to you on our single family tree?

Previously:

[more examples of profiles]

 
Photo of the Week

Featured Family Photo: "Time for a Nap." Shared by Wayne Oldroyd. [more family history photos]

The 2022 WikiTree Challenge: One guest ... one tree ... one week ... what can we uncover? Our next guest: Archie Griffin, the only two-time Heisman Trophy winner.
 

Jana Diamond Member of the Week: Jana Diamond is one of our friendly volunteer Greeters.

"I want to do my part to make sure everyone is made to feel welcome. I am introverted, so being part of the Greeters is very far outside my comfort zone — but it is a BLAST! I really love doing it."

Steven Whitfield Last week: Steven Whitfield leads the Lancashire Team in the England Project.

"WikiTree is ideal for recording and developing findings. I like the idea of the single world tree and enjoy adding new profiles that connect unconnected people or shorten existing connections."

[more members & member quotes]

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 ...".

"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

"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

Top 25 family names yesterday:

  1. TAYLOR (75)
  2. SMITH (70)
  3. JONES (62)
  4. BOX (51)
  5. CLARK (48)
  6. LAMSON (45)
  7. JOHNSON (39)
  8. PORTER (38)
  9. WILLIAMS (35)
  10. BLOICE (33)
  11. BROWN (32)
  12. COOK (27)
  13. MOORE (27)
  14. WILSON (26)
  15. PEDLEY (25)
  16. GRAY (25)
  17. LEWIS (25)
  18. TOCHETTO (25)
  19. FOX (25)
  20. HALL (24)
  21. WEBB (24)
  22. SAUNDERS (22)
  23. CARPENTER (21)
  24. WRIGHT (21)
  25. WALKER (20)

Browse all the top surnames with their top contributors.