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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Mark Harris 18 Oct 2018. Sandy Vella 18 Oct 2018. Debby Scruggs 18 Oct 2018. Bob Hastings 18 Oct 2018. Ray Morrell 18 Oct 2018. Sherry Johnson 18 Oct 2018. A. Cooper 18 Oct 2018. Kaitlin Campbell 18 Oct 2018. David Jensen 18 Oct 2018. Heather Seng 18 Oct 2018. Tiffeny Fillmore 18 Oct 2018. L. Owen 18 Oct 2018. Doug Bottalico 18 Oct 2018. Danny Landers 18 Oct 2018. MB Lockhart 18 Oct 2018. Bob Young 18 Oct 2018. Candess Keane 18 Oct 2018. Ivan Farmer 18 Oct 2018. Gordon Kribs 18 Oct 2018. Vincent J Whitmore 18 Oct 2018. Trisha Zembower 18 Oct 2018. Stacy Blayne 18 Oct 2018. Jeanne Gillott 18 Oct 2018. Lisa Fulton 18 Oct 2018. Michael Lang 18 Oct 2018. Lyle Howard 18 Oct 2018. Kreg Kearley 18 Oct 2018. Herman Ingram 18 Oct 2018. Tiffany Furman 18 Oct 2018. Kelly LaCoursiere 18 Oct 2018. Luke Coughey 18 Oct 2018. Jacqui Pollard 18 Oct 2018. Carleen Menkes 18 Oct 2018. Stephen Trueblood 18 Oct 2018. Susanna Muñoz 18 Oct 2018. Thomas Horacek 18 Oct 2018. Jill Hubbard 18 Oct 2018. Julie Wertz 18 Oct 2018. Mark Kennedy 18 Oct 2018. Irene Bell 18 Oct 2018. Steve Pattison 18 Oct 2018. Dovid Dashevsky 18 Oct 2018. Kristina Maine 18 Oct 2018. JC Linn 18 Oct 2018. Bob Knight 18 Oct 2018. Brandon Skrtich 18 Oct 2018. Elizabeth Viney 18 Oct 2018. Roman Büttner 18 Oct 2018. Jac Brown 18 Oct 2018. Abril Hunt 18 Oct 2018. Glenn Price 18 Oct 2018. Susan Fisher 18 Oct 2018. Michael Bailey 17 Oct 2018. Jonathan Kitto 17 Oct 2018. Leslie Bell 17 Oct 2018. Henry Enman 17 Oct 2018. Amy Dukette 17 Oct 2018. Robert Raposo 17 Oct 2018. Nancy Wildes-McLean 17 Oct 2018. Yvonne van Gerven 17 Oct 2018. Dee Rowell 17 Oct 2018. Megan Mason 17 Oct 2018. Carole S 17 Oct 2018. Robert Dainton 17 Oct 2018. Pauline Hussey 17 Oct 2018. Paul Farrar 17 Oct 2018. Marcie Stammen 17 Oct 2018. Michaelanne Cangelosi 17 Oct 2018. John Camm 17 Oct 2018. David Giles 17 Oct 2018. Britt Franklin 17 Oct 2018. Joana Gonzalez 17 Oct 2018. Ed Bernard 17 Oct 2018. Teri Carr 17 Oct 2018. Beth Baldwin 17 Oct 2018. Marion Headrick 17 Oct 2018. Angela Van Liew 17 Oct 2018. David Dunaway 17 Oct 2018. Unknown White 17 Oct 2018. Flannery Quinn 17 Oct 2018. Glenda Carter 17 Oct 2018. Lennart Fredrikson 17 Oct 2018. Brandon Johnston 17 Oct 2018. Lee Berry 17 Oct 2018. Steve Curtis 17 Oct 2018. Renay Read 17 Oct 2018. Jeff Horowitz 17 Oct 2018. Theresa Crashley 17 Oct 2018. Lynda Wheeler 17 Oct 2018. Lisa Hamric 17 Oct 2018. Emily Piland 17 Oct 2018. Joël Anania 17 Oct 2018. Jerry Neisler 17 Oct 2018. Manuela Mcnamee 17 Oct 2018. Claudette Golderos 17 Oct 2018. Jim Anderson 17 Oct 2018. Konstantinos Pilaftsis 17 Oct 2018. Jason Olivier 17 Oct 2018. Katerina Fix 17 Oct 2018. Jerry Banks 17 Oct 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.