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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Cheri Freeman 18 Jun 2018. Sue Jansen 18 Jun 2018. Ki Dunmire 18 Jun 2018. Joanne Morris 18 Jun 2018. Adam Scarboro 18 Jun 2018. Julie Price 18 Jun 2018. Jason Watts 18 Jun 2018. Whitney Wiest 18 Jun 2018. Connie Taunton 18 Jun 2018. Owen Harrison 18 Jun 2018. Mareitha Golden 18 Jun 2018. Kent Shoemaker 18 Jun 2018. Catherine McGill 18 Jun 2018. Carol ANN Keeling 18 Jun 2018. Nikki Reed 18 Jun 2018. Derry Creutz 18 Jun 2018. Barbara Wesley 18 Jun 2018. Denise Malone 18 Jun 2018. Lesley Taylor 18 Jun 2018. TW Speer 18 Jun 2018. Lori Teare 18 Jun 2018. Chuck Schloss 18 Jun 2018. Amber Liponoga 18 Jun 2018. Jennifer LaBombard 18 Jun 2018. Richard McGuire 18 Jun 2018. M McClure 18 Jun 2018. Marilyn Park 18 Jun 2018. Sandra Almand 18 Jun 2018. Dorothy Gelfand 18 Jun 2018. Darren Wheeler 18 Jun 2018. Anne Gallagher 18 Jun 2018. Ian Dykes 18 Jun 2018. Linda Gower 18 Jun 2018. Crystal Horton 18 Jun 2018. Michael McDonald 18 Jun 2018. Jacques Baird 18 Jun 2018. Denise Lay 18 Jun 2018. Jim Graham 18 Jun 2018. Mary Warner 18 Jun 2018. Jeff Semple 18 Jun 2018. Bea Jones 18 Jun 2018. K Poncek 18 Jun 2018. Tracy McCracken 18 Jun 2018. Patrick Devenish 18 Jun 2018. Jennifer Stewart 18 Jun 2018. Wayne Bone 18 Jun 2018. Brian Burke 18 Jun 2018. David Caruthers 18 Jun 2018. P MacAllister 18 Jun 2018. Shane Miller 18 Jun 2018. Richard Alessi 18 Jun 2018. Justin Kenagy 18 Jun 2018. Heidi Taylor 18 Jun 2018. Kate King 18 Jun 2018. Will Brown 18 Jun 2018. Pat McGarrigle 18 Jun 2018. Sherri Jordan 17 Jun 2018. Kimberley Norton 17 Jun 2018. John Loring Webb 17 Jun 2018. Sharonrose Z 17 Jun 2018. Wanda Ludlow 17 Jun 2018. Bruce Bennett 17 Jun 2018. Greg Cady 17 Jun 2018. Gibson Gibson 17 Jun 2018. John Jackson 17 Jun 2018. Gena Barton 17 Jun 2018. Marguerite Ross 17 Jun 2018. Dolores Jewell 17 Jun 2018. Dave Duquette 17 Jun 2018. Marco Pellichero 17 Jun 2018. Heather Mong 17 Jun 2018. Joanne Saltman 17 Jun 2018. Robert Baumann 17 Jun 2018. Regina Mattox 17 Jun 2018. Damian Johansson 17 Jun 2018. J Golden 17 Jun 2018. Katherine Theresa Puts 17 Jun 2018. MaryAnn Devins 17 Jun 2018. KM Fowler 17 Jun 2018. m Jackson 17 Jun 2018. Andrea Josiah 17 Jun 2018. Frank Allen 17 Jun 2018. Ray Nygren 17 Jun 2018. Pam Crook Reid 17 Jun 2018. Marjory Anderson 17 Jun 2018. Jennifer Zachow 17 Jun 2018. Ben Bates 17 Jun 2018. Lisa Hagesteary 17 Jun 2018. Jennifer Gill 17 Jun 2018. Cory Barnett 17 Jun 2018. Sarah-Jane Wheeler 17 Jun 2018. Bridget McGuire 17 Jun 2018. Gwen Darby 17 Jun 2018. Mary Ellen Koch 17 Jun 2018. Donald Wright 17 Jun 2018. Jennifer Avila 17 Jun 2018. Leal Kleingeld 17 Jun 2018. Gary Caldwell 17 Jun 2018. Raquel Moreno 17 Jun 2018. Rodkeem Burwell 17 Jun 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.