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.

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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Cruz Arellanes 18 Feb 2018. Pat Gallagher 18 Feb 2018. Patricia Briney 18 Feb 2018. Melanie Dickinson 18 Feb 2018. Doug Neely 18 Feb 2018. Kathleen Wachter 18 Feb 2018. Shelly Bray 18 Feb 2018. Amy Provstgaard 18 Feb 2018. Dennis Spurgeon 18 Feb 2018. Kenneth Fischer 18 Feb 2018. James Karr 18 Feb 2018. Richard Willers 18 Feb 2018. Kaylene Fish 18 Feb 2018. Torbjørn Nagelhus 18 Feb 2018. Maj-Lis Olsson 18 Feb 2018. Carol Wilson 18 Feb 2018. Allen Frazier 18 Feb 2018. Alyssa Marshall 18 Feb 2018. V Wybo 18 Feb 2018. Rebecca Ryan 18 Feb 2018. Aaron Adams 18 Feb 2018. Sharon Addison 18 Feb 2018. R. A. Ricci 18 Feb 2018. Rault Kehlor 18 Feb 2018. Leslie Franks 18 Feb 2018. Gary Johnson 18 Feb 2018. E. Flood 18 Feb 2018. César Pérez Sahuquillo 18 Feb 2018. Charis Gulino 18 Feb 2018. Margo Bowen 18 Feb 2018. James Bonds 18 Feb 2018. Angela Abbott 18 Feb 2018. Amanda Heffernan 18 Feb 2018. S Oliver 18 Feb 2018. Francis Burnett 18 Feb 2018. Thomas Tegtmeier 18 Feb 2018. Carol Moyer 18 Feb 2018. Diana Moore 18 Feb 2018. Don Longhurst 18 Feb 2018. Ben Bickham 18 Feb 2018. Fake Name 18 Feb 2018. Jose Luis Lopes da Silveira 18 Feb 2018. Heather Law 18 Feb 2018. Joseph Swisher 18 Feb 2018. John Cook 18 Feb 2018. Andy Cundell 18 Feb 2018. Scooter C 18 Feb 2018. Kath Fitzpatrick 18 Feb 2018. Graham Down 18 Feb 2018. Cindy Flynn 18 Feb 2018. Sylvia Cronin 18 Feb 2018. Michelle Heck 18 Feb 2018. Moira Stecher 18 Feb 2018. Angela Duthie 18 Feb 2018. Rod Garrett 18 Feb 2018. Joel Beard 18 Feb 2018. Rebecca Unknown 18 Feb 2018. Alison O'Hara 18 Feb 2018. Jacquelyn Newsom 18 Feb 2018. Manuel Pardini 18 Feb 2018. Lise Fines 18 Feb 2018. Timothy Wentz 18 Feb 2018. William Clark 18 Feb 2018. Shea Donaldson 18 Feb 2018. Dylan B 18 Feb 2018. Ashley Bowman 18 Feb 2018. Lauren Hudson 18 Feb 2018. Genesa Everson 18 Feb 2018. John Holmes 18 Feb 2018. Darrin Dickey 18 Feb 2018. Susan Concannon 18 Feb 2018. Richard Sweeney 18 Feb 2018. Beth Kocab 18 Feb 2018. A. Baldwin 18 Feb 2018. Janet Spivey 18 Feb 2018. Fred Locke 18 Feb 2018. Lisa Dawson 18 Feb 2018. Marie Walker 18 Feb 2018. Alex Conner 18 Feb 2018. William Horton 18 Feb 2018. Janie Oickle 18 Feb 2018. M. Anonymous 18 Feb 2018. Latangela Lowe 18 Feb 2018. Ronald Liston 18 Feb 2018. Jamie Downie 18 Feb 2018. Cheryl Bailey 18 Feb 2018. Mark Beatty 18 Feb 2018. Steven Porter 18 Feb 2018. Lisa Williford 17 Feb 2018. G Farrell 17 Feb 2018. P. Klimczak 17 Feb 2018. Carroll Bolton 17 Feb 2018. Nicole Gaspard 17 Feb 2018. Jonathan Wynn 17 Feb 2018. Lynn Henderson 17 Feb 2018. Charles Byron Simpson 17 Feb 2018. Joanne Hollywood 17 Feb 2018. James Grain 17 Feb 2018. Jennifer West 17 Feb 2018. Lorelei Goodchild 17 Feb 2018.

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See About WikiTree for more on our mission and organization, or Community Membership for more on the benefits of signing the Honor Code.