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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Stephanie Cordova 7 Dec 2016. Mikaela Renz-Whitmore 7 Dec 2016. David Whitmore 7 Dec 2016. Napili Gaston 7 Dec 2016. Julie Beddoes 7 Dec 2016. Elisabethe Amstutz 7 Dec 2016. Tami Oudendijk 7 Dec 2016. Teresa Hemmings 7 Dec 2016. Jeanne Holden 7 Dec 2016. John Smith 7 Dec 2016. Andrew Bagley 7 Dec 2016. Abigayle Patterson 7 Dec 2016. Stacey Cox 7 Dec 2016. Darryl Gibson 7 Dec 2016. Jennifer Taylor 7 Dec 2016. Nikki Carlstrom 7 Dec 2016. Loretta Stowers 7 Dec 2016. Betty Steckly 7 Dec 2016. Oveta Craddock 7 Dec 2016. Lewis Falls 7 Dec 2016. Chris Benson 7 Dec 2016. David Jackson 7 Dec 2016. Dennis Norvell 7 Dec 2016. Jonathan Kane 7 Dec 2016. Christopher Haviland 7 Dec 2016. Kristin Billings 6 Dec 2016. Leanne Norman 6 Dec 2016. Adam Denoon 6 Dec 2016. Dianna S. Radford 6 Dec 2016. Nancy Stafford 6 Dec 2016. Robert Green 6 Dec 2016. David Sembrot 6 Dec 2016. Russell Stewart 6 Dec 2016. Leslie Tibbals 6 Dec 2016. Kingsmill Cairns 6 Dec 2016. Kim McDonald 6 Dec 2016. Sandra Ayres 6 Dec 2016. Michelle Millings 6 Dec 2016. Shannon Torpey 6 Dec 2016. Logan Boughal 6 Dec 2016. Nickie Lummus Weaver 6 Dec 2016. Ray Deffner 6 Dec 2016. Ian Levine 6 Dec 2016. Cassandra Maples 6 Dec 2016. Bryan Fruge 6 Dec 2016. Jason Pastore 6 Dec 2016. Karla Johnson 6 Dec 2016. Julia Roane 6 Dec 2016. Adrianus Oostermeijer 6 Dec 2016. M. Jack 6 Dec 2016. Paul Booth 6 Dec 2016. Will Hungerford 6 Dec 2016. Kathleen Goymer 6 Dec 2016. Alexander Richards 6 Dec 2016. Tracey Clark 6 Dec 2016. Jason Harrington 6 Dec 2016. Veronica Atkins 6 Dec 2016. Mary Blanchard 6 Dec 2016. Fredrick Layton 6 Dec 2016. Loren Orr 6 Dec 2016. M Grogan 6 Dec 2016. Rudi Liebenberg 6 Dec 2016. Elizabeth Soo 6 Dec 2016. Erica Pascal 6 Dec 2016. Marlene Macke 6 Dec 2016. Anonymous More 6 Dec 2016. James Cline 6 Dec 2016. Tammy Condon 6 Dec 2016. Tom McConnell 6 Dec 2016. Sally Hughey 6 Dec 2016. Linda Finley 6 Dec 2016. Mandy Cruickshank 6 Dec 2016. Phylis Collins 6 Dec 2016. David Carter 6 Dec 2016. Sharon Will 6 Dec 2016. Howard Green 6 Dec 2016. Clark Autin 6 Dec 2016. Timothy Martin 6 Dec 2016. Joseph Galarneau 6 Dec 2016. Patsy Davis 6 Dec 2016. Nancy Cornelius 6 Dec 2016. Alice Miner 6 Dec 2016. Judy May Distad 6 Dec 2016. Caryn Mills 5 Dec 2016. Jon Papai 5 Dec 2016. Lynda Taylor 5 Dec 2016. Tara Wildes 5 Dec 2016. Sue Null 5 Dec 2016. Keith Britton 5 Dec 2016. Tine Schmedes 5 Dec 2016. Ryan McAbee 5 Dec 2016. William Bailey 5 Dec 2016. Jolena Vaccaro 5 Dec 2016. Wallace Smith 5 Dec 2016. Dave King 5 Dec 2016. Melissa Cannon 5 Dec 2016. Peter Johnstone 5 Dec 2016. Nathan Norris 5 Dec 2016. Harry Pearce 5 Dec 2016. Lesley Barnett 5 Dec 2016.

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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.