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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Dawn Anderson 20 Apr 2018. Lisa Spiegel 20 Apr 2018. Jossie Washington 20 Apr 2018. Rosemarie Wilhite 20 Apr 2018. Richard Boykin 20 Apr 2018. Rachel Miller 20 Apr 2018. Michelle Hartman 20 Apr 2018. Glenn Mensch 20 Apr 2018. MK Hopkins 20 Apr 2018. Greg Back 20 Apr 2018. Michael Williams 20 Apr 2018. Michael Smith 20 Apr 2018. Andrew Greer 20 Apr 2018. Sharon Nissen 20 Apr 2018. John Price 20 Apr 2018. Patty Eacobacci 20 Apr 2018. James van der Hoop 20 Apr 2018. Sara Kohl 20 Apr 2018. Libby Stone 20 Apr 2018. Ryan Edwards 20 Apr 2018. Robert Arens 20 Apr 2018. Sandy Roberts 20 Apr 2018. Vivian Wenrick 20 Apr 2018. Dorothy Croney 20 Apr 2018. Alfred Snyder 20 Apr 2018. Helena Clark 20 Apr 2018. Gail James 20 Apr 2018. Jason Dunifer 20 Apr 2018. Aaron Pliler 20 Apr 2018. Ian Reddy 20 Apr 2018. Sherry Crowell 20 Apr 2018. Scott Hahn 20 Apr 2018. Shavon Brown 20 Apr 2018. Shirley Nieto 20 Apr 2018. Kate Chilcott 20 Apr 2018. Tony Parsons 20 Apr 2018. Deborah Byrnes 20 Apr 2018. Laura Scott 20 Apr 2018. Kevin Tolhurst 20 Apr 2018. Lewis Smith 20 Apr 2018. Cheryl Hahn 20 Apr 2018. Jane Cuspilich 20 Apr 2018. Michael Armour 20 Apr 2018. Greg Eastlund 20 Apr 2018. Erin O'Donnell 20 Apr 2018. Katherine Penney 20 Apr 2018. Anthony Pilcher 20 Apr 2018. Ginger Dykes 20 Apr 2018. Yvette Myhill 20 Apr 2018. Tam Bradley 20 Apr 2018. Jeff Lunsford 20 Apr 2018. Curt Keswick 19 Apr 2018. Ted Azbill 19 Apr 2018. Helen-Anne Ross 19 Apr 2018. John Garrison 19 Apr 2018. Carol Marks 19 Apr 2018. Brian Bailey 19 Apr 2018. Margaret Chester 19 Apr 2018. Fairly Tull 19 Apr 2018. Joseph Marron 19 Apr 2018. Robert LeClair 19 Apr 2018. Edward Rynne 19 Apr 2018. Jessica Daniels 19 Apr 2018. Rebecca Low 19 Apr 2018. Donald Krishfield 19 Apr 2018. Mary Vance Thompson 19 Apr 2018. Bryan Lambeth 19 Apr 2018. Emily Smith 19 Apr 2018. Don Simpson 19 Apr 2018. Denis Pontbriand 19 Apr 2018. Deb Short 19 Apr 2018. Bethan Tidmarsh 19 Apr 2018. Laura Mathieu 19 Apr 2018. John Chakan 19 Apr 2018. Elaine Warren 19 Apr 2018. Christina Deming 19 Apr 2018. Tina McFarland 19 Apr 2018. Shawna McMillen 19 Apr 2018. Debra Bier 19 Apr 2018. Robert Clark 19 Apr 2018. Boris Krutko-Tsukrovskaiy 19 Apr 2018. Wesley Hough 19 Apr 2018. Mary Ann Lawford 19 Apr 2018. Carl Schmolke 19 Apr 2018. Vickie Painter 19 Apr 2018. Marilyne Ayers 19 Apr 2018. Mark Harter 19 Apr 2018. Renee Siegel 19 Apr 2018. James Mason 19 Apr 2018. Jessica Fitman 19 Apr 2018. Tim Pintsch 19 Apr 2018. Catherine Thielbert 19 Apr 2018. Ahmed Fedail 19 Apr 2018. Tracy Jones 19 Apr 2018. Marcus Percy 19 Apr 2018. Karen Douglas 19 Apr 2018. Lisa Garcia 19 Apr 2018. Joshua Beebe 19 Apr 2018. Larry Cole 19 Apr 2018. Hakim Md. Romainoor 19 Apr 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.