Project: Greeters

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Greeters Project
Greeters welcome new Guests and confirm Volunteers for full membership while we simultaneously protect our members from spammers. We also answer questions from our guests and new members and make sure they get the help they need to have a successful start on Wikitree.

A Greeter is ...
  • ... a member who joined WikiTree more than one month ago.
  • ... a Wiki Genealogist who has signed the Honor Code.
  • ... a special volunteer who is friendly, hospitable and enjoys meeting new people.
  • ... able to communicate with guests and new members in a friendly, helpful manner.
  • ... someone who has a good understanding of WikiTree principles and procedures or knows where to find the answers.

See the badge report for the full list of current Greeters.

Greeter Mags and Greeter Leader Julie at RootsTech 2016


How to Join The Greeters project


Greeters play a key role as the first contact for guests and new members. Our goals are to:
  • Make sure guests have a positive experience by welcoming them in a timely manner and providing information to familiarize them with the nature of Wikitree.
  • Protect Wikitree from spammers and vandals by engaging with guests and new members to make sure they are genuinely interested in genealogy.
  • Confirm new members and help them find the tools they need to be successful and, when necessary, connect them with a mentor to make sure they have a successful start.
  • Nurture our culture of being the most polite and friendly website on the Internet.

Task List

  1. The primary responsibility of a Greeter is to monitor the Guest Activity Feed during their scheduled time.
  2. The Volunteer badge report also needs to be monitored in case new volunteers don't show up in the Guest Feed for confirmation.
  3. Familiarize yourself with our Welcoming New Members page and keep it handy for your referral.
  4. Post welcome messages to new Guest accounts with information about WikiTree with some helpful tips.
  5. Confirm sincere Volunteers as full members or instruct Guests what it means to volunteer, if unsure.
  6. Watch for Spammers and Vandals and notify a leader for an immediate block.
  7. Answer any questions asked by Guests or Volunteers or direct them to someone who can help.
  8. Keep the Greeters Schedule current for your availability. Add Away next to your name if you are going to be gone for an extended period of time.
  9. Communicate with other Greeters regarding schedules or other topics through our Greeters Google email group. The e-mail address is wikigreeters -at-, and the group can be found at Wiki Greeters Google Group.


  1. Welcoming New Members
  2. The WikiTree Help Index or Help Category list helpful How To's.
  3. Search the G2G Forum and find answers to your questions.
  4. Mentor Referrals
  5. Quick Reference
  6. Language Volunteers

Time Zone Helpers

  1. Time Zone Map
  2. Time Widget (clicking will take you off WikiTree; right-click to open in new tab or window)
  3. Another TIME WIDGET link
  4. World Clock Meeting Planner

Related Projects

Greeters Project Pages

  1. Greeters Project Members Page
  2. Check-in/Check-out Page
  3. Greeters Message Samples
  4. Quick Reference Page

Greeter Communication

Use this email group for any and all communications with the Greeter Project members and leaders. The e-mail address is: wikigreeters -at-, and the group can be found at Wiki Greeters Google Group.

Greeter Schedule

Please contact Carole or Julie with any requests or concerns about the schedule. Thanks!

Greeters whose names are in Blue are greeting a day before or after in their own time zone. (For example: If a greeter lives in AEST and they are greeting at 10 am on Wednesday in their own time zone, their name will be listed at 2000 feed time on Tuesday.)

Sun Mon Tues Wed Thur Fri Sat
0000 12am 11pm 10pm 9pm 0400 5am 2pm Marlene Dorothy
Sun 11pm CDT
Open Open OpenOpen Charlotte
0100 1am 12am 11pm 10pm 0500 6am 3pm Marlene OpenOpenVeronica Open Open Open
0200 2am 1am 12am 11pm 0600 7am 4pm Open OpenOpen OpenOpen OpenOpen
0300 3am 2am 1am 12am 0700 8am 5pm Open Gilly Away OpenGilly Away Gilly Away Ludwig Gilly Away
0400 4am 3am 2am 1am 0800 9am 6pm Open Gilly Away Open Gilly Away Gilly Away LudwigGilly Away
0500 5am 4am 3am 2am 0900 10am 7pm Open OpenOpen OpenOpen LudwigGilly Away
0600 6am 5am 4am 3am 1000 11am 8pm Linda (Back in Oct) Open Open Open Open Open Open
0700 7am 6am 5am 4am 1100 12pm 9pm Open Open Open Open Open Open Open
0800 8am 7am 6am 5am 1200 1pm 10pm Open Open Open Open Open Open Open
0900 9am 8am 7am 6am 1300 2pm 11pm K GuerraOpen Norman Open Cindy Michael (Back in Oct) Michael (Back in Oct)
1000 10am 9am 8am 7am 1400 3pm 12am Open Cindy Open Open Cindy Michael (Back in Oct) Michael (Back in Oct)
1100 11am 10am 9am 8am 1500 4pm 1am Open Cindy Open Cindy Open Open Open
1200 12pm 11am 10am 9am 1600 5pm 2am Karen Open Cindy Cindy Open Cindy Open
1300 1pm 12pm 11am 10am 1700 6pm 3am Marshall Shirley Cindy Open Shirley Cindy Shirley
1400 2pm 1pm 12pm 11am 1800 7pm 4am Emma Shirley Open Open Shirley Open Shirley
1500 3pm 2pm 1pm 12pm 1900 8pm 5am Emma Kairen Cindy Kairen Open Kairen Shirley
1600 4pm 3pm 2pm 1pm 2000 9pm 6am Emma Open Cindy Open Open Open Marlene
1700 5pm 4pm 3pm 2pm 2100 10pm 7am Open Open Open Open OpenOpenMarlene
1800 6pm 5pm 4pm 3pm 2200 11pm 8am Open Open Open OpenOpen OpenOpen
1900 7pm 6pm 5pm 4pm 2300 12am 9am Vicky Vicky Vicky Vicky Vicky - Away 21 Sep OpenOpen
2000 8pm 7pm 6pm 5pm 0000 1am 10am Vicky VickyVicky Vicky Vicky - Away 21 Sep Open Open
2100 9pm 8pm 7pm 6pm 0100 2am 11am OpenOpen OpenOpen Cheryl AwayOpen Open
2200 10pm 9pm 8pm 7pm 0200 3am 12pm Carole Carole David DavidDavid David David
2300 11pm 10pm 9pm 8pm 0300 4am 1pm DorothyOpen Open
Open Karen Charlotte David
Sun Mon Tues Wed Thur Fri Sat

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