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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Merilee Blaine 24 Jan 2019. Becky Feldman 24 Jan 2019. Steven Potter 24 Jan 2019. Pam Batterman 24 Jan 2019. Jerry Stevens 24 Jan 2019. Amanda Jasper 24 Jan 2019. Dianne Corder 24 Jan 2019. Tiffany Sanders 24 Jan 2019. Gent Bitincka 24 Jan 2019. Cecilia Hansard 24 Jan 2019. Betty Marcelynas 24 Jan 2019. William McLane 24 Jan 2019. A. Groch 24 Jan 2019. WJ Henderson 24 Jan 2019. Tracey Eddy 24 Jan 2019. Kelli Phillips 24 Jan 2019. Heather Middler 24 Jan 2019. Joseph Kraipovich 24 Jan 2019. Martin Černý 24 Jan 2019. Heather Beechner 24 Jan 2019. Johnny Waters 24 Jan 2019. Kent Hall 24 Jan 2019. Jeff Kaiser 24 Jan 2019. James O'Shea 24 Jan 2019. Barbara Schwab 24 Jan 2019. Verda Rushton 23 Jan 2019. Joke van Dijk 23 Jan 2019. Jamie Tinley 23 Jan 2019. Vivienne Port 23 Jan 2019. Diane Wright 23 Jan 2019. David Burton 23 Jan 2019. Dale Gavin 23 Jan 2019. Sarah Armistead 23 Jan 2019. Sam Brooks 23 Jan 2019. Cari Matson 23 Jan 2019. Alfred Bartlett 23 Jan 2019. Tammy Walker 23 Jan 2019. Jean Brookes 23 Jan 2019. Shelley Barkham 23 Jan 2019. John Macrow 23 Jan 2019. Florence Herrington 23 Jan 2019. Stanley Abell 23 Jan 2019. Fay ODonnell 23 Jan 2019. Ernest Davidson 23 Jan 2019. Deborah Jackson 23 Jan 2019. David Keener 23 Jan 2019. Damian Bell 23 Jan 2019. Becky White 23 Jan 2019. Don Butler 23 Jan 2019. Krysty Bruno 23 Jan 2019. Ebony Caldwell 23 Jan 2019. Ariel Ordonez 23 Jan 2019. David Hickmott 23 Jan 2019. Matthew Goff 23 Jan 2019. Emily McGrory 23 Jan 2019. Brad Martin 23 Jan 2019. Roy Newby 23 Jan 2019. Sharon McCormack 23 Jan 2019. Amie Pope 23 Jan 2019. David Knibb 23 Jan 2019. Sandy Clarkson 23 Jan 2019. Charmaine Scott 23 Jan 2019. Carol Ebel 23 Jan 2019. Amanda Kadilak 23 Jan 2019. Steven Inglis 23 Jan 2019. Sam Allard 23 Jan 2019. Anonymous Smith 23 Jan 2019. Philip Malin 23 Jan 2019. Barbara Olin 23 Jan 2019. Karen Lemoine 23 Jan 2019. Melissa Saltsman 23 Jan 2019. Rob Bowers 23 Jan 2019. Shelly Crosby 23 Jan 2019. Brandy Sons 23 Jan 2019. David Faltot 23 Jan 2019. Alexis Savage 23 Jan 2019. Susie King 23 Jan 2019. Eira Elwing 23 Jan 2019. Lawrence Pearse 23 Jan 2019. Thomas Wilson Bell 23 Jan 2019. Cheryl Munn 23 Jan 2019. Jerilynn Riordan 23 Jan 2019. Matthew Dennis 23 Jan 2019. Ron Cormier 23 Jan 2019. Deborah Cockerell 23 Jan 2019. Johnny Mark Porter 23 Jan 2019. Kurt Kaufman 23 Jan 2019. Jonathan Campbell 23 Jan 2019. Robert Amos 23 Jan 2019. John Russell 23 Jan 2019. Donald Considine 23 Jan 2019. Suzanne Allison 23 Jan 2019. Naser Parić 23 Jan 2019. Danny Eden 23 Jan 2019. Geoff Morley 23 Jan 2019. Graeme Potter 23 Jan 2019. Graham Wells 23 Jan 2019. Michelle Keyes 23 Jan 2019. Chris Heydemann 23 Jan 2019. Jodi Swihart 23 Jan 2019.

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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.