Project: Tree Huggers


You've found the friendliest project in WikiTree! This is where you'll find people who like to spend their time recognizing the accomplishments of fellow members along with people who have a goal of making sure everyone is connected with other members who have similar interests and that members feel welcome and comfortable with our site.



Making sure our members are happy, well-connected and know they are appreciated!
Join one of our Teams to start handing out hugs.

How to Join

Requirements For Joining:

  • Have Family Member level membership and sign the Honor Code.
  • Leave an answer on the Team's G2G post.
  • Once You've Joined we ask you to:

Once you've joined we ask you to:

  • Join our Google Discussion Group Wikitree Tree Huggers.
  • Make at least one contribution towards the project's goals every six months.
  • Respond to the six-monthly check-in and to your team leader/coordinator.


  1. Recognize individual members when they've achieved a milestone, won a challenge, or gone above and beyond for another member.
  2. Personally assist members who need help getting connected to the community.
  3. Be kind and genuine.


Join one of the following sub-projects to start handing out hugs:

  • Appreciators
    WikiTree prides itself on being one of the most factually sourced website, and also one of the most friendly. Appreciators help foster this environment by encouraging others through thank yous and messages of appreciation for work done well.
  • Accessibility Angels
    Accessibility Angels are here to assist people with disabilities to be WikiTreers by helping those with disabilities to find their way around WikiTree and learn about its features, matching volunteers with people who need help accessing or reading documents and web pages, and liaising with the WikiTree community to ensure our site is usable by as many people as possible.
  • Language Volunteers
    Language Volunteers are here to help people with foreign languages (such as interpreting foreign genealogy records), as well as investigating ways to make WikiTree more friendly to non-English speakers.
  • Matchmakers
    Matchmakers help volunteers get connected to the projects that match their tags and introduce them to people who share their interests. It is the goal of Matchmakers to help volunteers feel at home, that they feel valued, and that they have a sense of ownership in the community.

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