Wiki Genealogist Honor Code

WikiTree is free, but it's not a free-for-all. Our community is collaborating to create something special: an accurate single family tree that's free and open to the world. This grand project requires mutual trust and a common understanding of how the community works.

If you were invited by a family member and are just creating or editing a few private family profiles, the following isn't critical. Those who participate at a higher level must agree to this shared code of ethics and principles.

This code is a pledge that community members make to each other. The creators and hosts of WikiTree have also made a pledge: to keep WikiTree free forever.

Our Honor Code

  1. We collaborate. When we share ancestors we work together on the same ancestor profiles.
  2. We care about accuracy. We're always aiming to improve upon our worldwide family tree and fix mistakes.
  3. We know mistakes are inevitable. We don't want to be afraid to make them. We assume that mistakes are unintentional when others make them and ask for the same understanding.
  4. We know misunderstandings are inevitable. We try to minimize them by being courteous to everyone, even those who don't act accordingly.
  5. We respect privacy. We privacy-protect anything we think our family members might not want public. If that's not enough for someone, we delete their personal information.
  6. We respect copyrights. We don't knowingly copy information that's owned by someone else. If we ourselves want to preserve a copyright, we're clear about what's copyrighted so others don't accidentally copy it.
  7. We give credit. Although most genealogy isn't copyrighted, researchers deserve credit for the work they've done.
  8. We cite sources. Without sources we can't objectively resolve conflicting information.
  9. We are united in a mission to increase the world's common store of knowledge. We always respect copyrights and privacy, but we keep information as free and open as possible.

Signers

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Alfredo Zavala Gomez-Cornejo 26 May 2022. Cliff Astley 26 May 2022. Kerrie Coulter 26 May 2022. Diana Webb 26 May 2022. Shonda Scalf 26 May 2022. Denise Bye 26 May 2022. Mack Carder 26 May 2022. Keith Ballow 26 May 2022. Lori Binford 26 May 2022. G. Bryan 26 May 2022. James Jenkins 26 May 2022. Lois Richins 26 May 2022. Merilee Sager 26 May 2022. Nathan Beard 26 May 2022. S Clifford 26 May 2022. Nicholas Willoughby 26 May 2022. Robert House 26 May 2022. Amanda De Vuono 26 May 2022. Shelly Barbee 26 May 2022. Anonymous Lambert 26 May 2022. Janice T 26 May 2022. Anon Rhodes 26 May 2022. Melissa Foster 26 May 2022. Lisa McCoy 26 May 2022. Peter Hoch 26 May 2022. Hayley Bunn 26 May 2022. Eric Bails 26 May 2022. Logan Dooley 26 May 2022. Judith Bourke 26 May 2022. Lori Andrew 26 May 2022. G Hill 26 May 2022. Kristi Kayser 26 May 2022. Gilles Barbeau 26 May 2022. Paul Cheatham 26 May 2022. David Kitts 26 May 2022. R Stein 26 May 2022. Stephen Wimberly 26 May 2022. Phil Mitchell 26 May 2022. T Hobbs 26 May 2022. Angie Dickson 26 May 2022. David Gleason 26 May 2022. Patricia Byett 26 May 2022. Johann Johann 26 May 2022. Sharon Roberts 26 May 2022. Robert Shane Mize 26 May 2022. Sheila Eaken-Andersen 26 May 2022. Jeffrey Oldham 26 May 2022. Buddy Clyde Dalton 26 May 2022. Robynne Furini 26 May 2022. Stacey Martin 26 May 2022. Lacey Jennings 26 May 2022. Terri Tourville 26 May 2022. Ian McDonald 26 May 2022. Martyn Birch 26 May 2022. Paula Carter 26 May 2022. Cameron Craddock 26 May 2022. Veronica Purkey 26 May 2022. Nebula Cooper 26 May 2022. Susan Tatman 26 May 2022. S. Graboski 26 May 2022. B Kime 26 May 2022. Denis Bisaro 26 May 2022. Janice Samuelson 26 May 2022. Scott Mastores 26 May 2022. Triona Weeks 26 May 2022. Jeff Suffolk 26 May 2022. Jana Bickel 26 May 2022. Anonymous Vary 26 May 2022. Thomas Ezell 25 May 2022. Jackie Wells 25 May 2022. James Blodgett 25 May 2022. Claire Murphy 25 May 2022. Pamala Hall 25 May 2022. Tania Mckinney 25 May 2022. Jon Robinson 25 May 2022. Lanie Silva 25 May 2022. Tina Kelly 25 May 2022. John Kracke 25 May 2022. Heather Monschein 25 May 2022. Jacqueline Devlin 25 May 2022. Naomi Uren 25 May 2022. n Evans 25 May 2022. Shanda Burnes 25 May 2022. Caitlin Kroeger 25 May 2022. Salavat Sitdikov 25 May 2022. Terina Bloesser 25 May 2022. Suzanne Smith 25 May 2022. Caitlynn Lopez 25 May 2022. Paul Simpson 25 May 2022. Tonia Hall 25 May 2022. David Grimes 25 May 2022. Shelly Hall 25 May 2022. Joyce Matthews 25 May 2022. Janie Higdon 25 May 2022. J Messner 25 May 2022. Lawrence Federico 25 May 2022. Ed Keeney 25 May 2022. Colleen Flynn 25 May 2022. Lee Ann Brumble 25 May 2022. Udo Dengler 25 May 2022.

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