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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Traci Dollison 29 Mar 2017. Graham Lester 29 Mar 2017. Rebecca Mays- Vandewater 29 Mar 2017. Craig Tafel 29 Mar 2017. Renay Todd 29 Mar 2017. Ron Satterfield 29 Mar 2017. Jennifer Jones 29 Mar 2017. Karl Theakston 29 Mar 2017. Cassy Malbrough 29 Mar 2017. Bronwyn Robeille 29 Mar 2017. Hugh Clare 29 Mar 2017. Michaele Rathbun 29 Mar 2017. Brad Doughty 29 Mar 2017. Susan Quinton 28 Mar 2017. Paul Edwards 28 Mar 2017. Shari Olson 28 Mar 2017. Darlene Herbert 28 Mar 2017. Rylee Gren 28 Mar 2017. Gwen Wilson 28 Mar 2017. Nancy MacKay 28 Mar 2017. Margaret Wilson 28 Mar 2017. Patrick McCurdy 28 Mar 2017. Rick Dillon 28 Mar 2017. Kurt Redlitz 28 Mar 2017. Dori Stafford 28 Mar 2017. Nelly Klooster 28 Mar 2017. Einar Ekholm 28 Mar 2017. Greg Wentz 28 Mar 2017. James Follwell 28 Mar 2017. Giovanni Zarate de Oliveira 28 Mar 2017. Josh Armenti 28 Mar 2017. Sarah McDougall 28 Mar 2017. Phil VandenToorn 28 Mar 2017. Jim Morell 28 Mar 2017. Peter Lawford 28 Mar 2017. Susan Eskite 28 Mar 2017. Erica Eckman 28 Mar 2017. Melissa Arjona 28 Mar 2017. Scoti Pickrell 28 Mar 2017. Michael Frye 28 Mar 2017. Chris Parker 28 Mar 2017. Christopher Downey 28 Mar 2017. Kaye Burton 28 Mar 2017. Luann Waden 28 Mar 2017. Sherry Warren 28 Mar 2017. Robert Gerard 28 Mar 2017. Hayley Mcdonald 28 Mar 2017. Stan Sparks 28 Mar 2017. Allen Bromaghim 28 Mar 2017. Cara Chesser 28 Mar 2017. Nick Withers 28 Mar 2017. Andrea Dulude 28 Mar 2017. Paul Cameron Buchanan 28 Mar 2017. Paul Glasby 28 Mar 2017. David Scott 28 Mar 2017. Anonymous Altmann 28 Mar 2017. Sophia Benjamin 28 Mar 2017. Paul Pierce 28 Mar 2017. Jacqueline Hennig 28 Mar 2017. Belinda Irwin 28 Mar 2017. Joan Thomas 28 Mar 2017. Richard Davis 28 Mar 2017. Neil Chatten-Berry 28 Mar 2017. Andrew Ward 28 Mar 2017. Karol Eager 28 Mar 2017. Cynthia Wildberger 28 Mar 2017. Dan Malenfant 28 Mar 2017. J Nobile 28 Mar 2017. Robert Muller 28 Mar 2017. S. Bragg 28 Mar 2017. Jessica Senkyr-Robinette 28 Mar 2017. Rose Ann Trujillo 28 Mar 2017. Kristen Briggs 28 Mar 2017. Sarah Hanna 28 Mar 2017. Bill Giannini 28 Mar 2017. Ann Ford 28 Mar 2017. John Flower 28 Mar 2017. Roger Pawson 28 Mar 2017. Pat Moell 28 Mar 2017. Priscilla Pelham 28 Mar 2017. John Ward Williamson 28 Mar 2017. Kandace Kelly 28 Mar 2017. A M Biggerstaff 27 Mar 2017. Barbara Reber 27 Mar 2017. Annette Burton 27 Mar 2017. Ann Knight 27 Mar 2017. Brent Gray 27 Mar 2017. Robert Cox 27 Mar 2017. Debra Lydestad 27 Mar 2017. Chris Kay 27 Mar 2017. Michael Lee 27 Mar 2017. Cory Harrison 27 Mar 2017. Sam Brennan 27 Mar 2017. Jan Zuurbier 27 Mar 2017. Ron Kennedy 27 Mar 2017. Greg VanDeweel 27 Mar 2017. Brandy Sandoval 27 Mar 2017. Brady Robbins 27 Mar 2017. Ginny Wekker 27 Mar 2017. Rebecca Huskey 27 Mar 2017.

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