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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Theriault Theriault 23 Jan 2017. Cheryl Pilkington 23 Jan 2017. Gary Dunbar 23 Jan 2017. Ellen Schuler 23 Jan 2017. Tina Soucis 23 Jan 2017. Sharon Nichols 23 Jan 2017. Hélène Daigneault 23 Jan 2017. April Titus 23 Jan 2017. Teresa Schischka 23 Jan 2017. Chad Rayburn 23 Jan 2017. Harman Dickerson 23 Jan 2017. Devyn Barron 23 Jan 2017. Sande Alexander 23 Jan 2017. Julie Eby 23 Jan 2017. Andrew Kirby 23 Jan 2017. Julia Clifford 23 Jan 2017. Walter Guthrie 23 Jan 2017. Adam Belcher 23 Jan 2017. Jeannie Whalen 23 Jan 2017. Cindy Perez 23 Jan 2017. Eileen Honeychurch 23 Jan 2017. Gael Goodall 23 Jan 2017. Margaret Moser 23 Jan 2017. Michelle Syniuk 23 Jan 2017. Donna Sellers 23 Jan 2017. Tracey Batho 23 Jan 2017. James Hoyle 23 Jan 2017. Robert Anglin 23 Jan 2017. Larry Aljets 23 Jan 2017. Julie Andrews 23 Jan 2017. Leslie M Webb 23 Jan 2017. Nicole Sullivan 23 Jan 2017. Charlene Bovey 23 Jan 2017. Richard Gregson 22 Jan 2017. John Tull 22 Jan 2017. Sheona Morrison 22 Jan 2017. Heather McCord 22 Jan 2017. Pierre Jaubert 22 Jan 2017. Marjorie Eaton 22 Jan 2017. Terrance Brown 22 Jan 2017. Norma Patterson 22 Jan 2017. Angela Rogers 22 Jan 2017. Yvonne Drost 22 Jan 2017. Darvil Hayes 22 Jan 2017. De-Anne Griffin 22 Jan 2017. Christina Dennany 22 Jan 2017. Oren Blum 22 Jan 2017. JJ Anderson 22 Jan 2017. Tharon Rivers 22 Jan 2017. T. Kingston 22 Jan 2017. Christine Radford 22 Jan 2017. Jill Holt 22 Jan 2017. Beth OMalley 22 Jan 2017. Jeff La Marca 22 Jan 2017. Mark Fayard 22 Jan 2017. Carol Lee 22 Jan 2017. Katy Gogel 22 Jan 2017. Alan Catlin 22 Jan 2017. LynnLee Shipp 22 Jan 2017. Gary Bybee 22 Jan 2017. Jeffrey Evans 22 Jan 2017. Veronica Williams 22 Jan 2017. Erin Barkes 22 Jan 2017. Anthony Lowth 22 Jan 2017. M Walsh 22 Jan 2017. Veronika Valigurská 22 Jan 2017. David Hanna 22 Jan 2017. M Moore 22 Jan 2017. Cathy Lea 22 Jan 2017. Gregory Powers 22 Jan 2017. Pamela Brown 22 Jan 2017. Mariette Alarie 22 Jan 2017. John Jenkins 22 Jan 2017. David Poppke 22 Jan 2017. Nicole Kennedy 22 Jan 2017. Susan O'Keefe 22 Jan 2017. Janet Arnold 22 Jan 2017. Bonnie O'Callaghan 22 Jan 2017. Joy Lile 22 Jan 2017. Erin Gilmer 22 Jan 2017. Vicky Bradley Reina 22 Jan 2017. Rita Anonymous 22 Jan 2017. Chris Blacker 22 Jan 2017. Charles Elmore 22 Jan 2017. Leigh Warren 22 Jan 2017. Tracy Bond 22 Jan 2017. Lenier Shafto 22 Jan 2017. Anne X 22 Jan 2017. Kristina Porter 22 Jan 2017. Danielle Harmer 22 Jan 2017. Alice Newcomb 21 Jan 2017. Tiffany Norman 21 Jan 2017. James Reilly 21 Jan 2017. Jack Walsh 21 Jan 2017. Denis Jesson 21 Jan 2017. Di Ludke 21 Jan 2017. Colleen Laylon 21 Jan 2017. Margaret Jordan 21 Jan 2017. David Martin 21 Jan 2017. Valerie Vouri 21 Jan 2017.

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