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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Meaghan Evans 23 Mar 2017. Sharon Hargrove 23 Mar 2017. Lars Hachmann 23 Mar 2017. Megan Brown 23 Mar 2017. Janey Conley-Schultz 23 Mar 2017. Margaret Griffin 23 Mar 2017. Nancy Westfall 23 Mar 2017. Sharon Dial 23 Mar 2017. Kjell Hjelm 23 Mar 2017. Jack Hartong 23 Mar 2017. LuAnn Patterson 23 Mar 2017. Frank Burnett 23 Mar 2017. James Boarer 23 Mar 2017. Mollie Hildreth 23 Mar 2017. Jeremy Day 23 Mar 2017. Georgie O'Neill 23 Mar 2017. Bella Donnelly 23 Mar 2017. Patricia Jepsen 23 Mar 2017. Kimberly Shiflett 23 Mar 2017. Angelika Szenwic 23 Mar 2017. Kevin Moonen 23 Mar 2017. Breanna James 23 Mar 2017. John Wahl 23 Mar 2017. Barbara Bechtel 23 Mar 2017. Jenn Stronach 23 Mar 2017. Eileen Overbeck 23 Mar 2017. Katie Meredith 23 Mar 2017. Mandy House 23 Mar 2017. Sharone Bershatski 23 Mar 2017. Peter R.A. Flynn 23 Mar 2017. Dubravka Delijevski 23 Mar 2017. David Shortt 23 Mar 2017. Wayne Dix 23 Mar 2017. Trish Allen 23 Mar 2017. James O'Donoghue 23 Mar 2017. Derrick Smith 23 Mar 2017. Chris Otto 23 Mar 2017. Klaus Beckstette 23 Mar 2017. David Stafford 23 Mar 2017. Susan Steyn 23 Mar 2017. T. Stewart 23 Mar 2017. Joseph Shrum 23 Mar 2017. Donna Budd 23 Mar 2017. Tiffany Mouzon 23 Mar 2017. Jason Rogers 23 Mar 2017. C Berganza 23 Mar 2017. Diane Patterson 23 Mar 2017. Beth French 23 Mar 2017. Elaine Snyder 23 Mar 2017. W H 23 Mar 2017. Crystal Walker 23 Mar 2017. J Barber 23 Mar 2017. N. DeLorenzi 23 Mar 2017. Janet Stanhewicz 23 Mar 2017. Caroline Ashwood 23 Mar 2017. Tristan Dyer 23 Mar 2017. Christine Chesters 23 Mar 2017. Donna Pratt 23 Mar 2017. Robert Kulik 23 Mar 2017. Patty Angle 23 Mar 2017. J Hand 23 Mar 2017. Maxine Jones 22 Mar 2017. Rabea Peterson 22 Mar 2017. Brett Booz 22 Mar 2017. Roy Heberling 22 Mar 2017. Cathy Claycamp 22 Mar 2017. Krista Burkhart 22 Mar 2017. Darren Bailhache 22 Mar 2017. Scott Cooper 22 Mar 2017. Edward Price 22 Mar 2017. Trisha Cisneros 22 Mar 2017. Genna Uptain 22 Mar 2017. Judy Murchison 22 Mar 2017. Charlotte Green 22 Mar 2017. Anonymous Newcomb 22 Mar 2017. Jeremy Corter 22 Mar 2017. Margaret Atkins 22 Mar 2017. Ellen Reeves 22 Mar 2017. Sheryl Waller 22 Mar 2017. Geri Johnson 22 Mar 2017. James Vetrovec 22 Mar 2017. Alexandra Sterling 22 Mar 2017. Patty Badtram 22 Mar 2017. Don Harris 22 Mar 2017. Shelley Bowling 22 Mar 2017. Sandra Robertson 22 Mar 2017. Michelle David 22 Mar 2017. Mic Lajiness 22 Mar 2017. Tom Durbin 22 Mar 2017. David Copper 22 Mar 2017. Lauraine Jacinto 22 Mar 2017. Nicole de Remer 22 Mar 2017. Lynn Sherwood 22 Mar 2017. Danielle Staudt 22 Mar 2017. Nicole Downing 22 Mar 2017. Myron Timmons 22 Mar 2017. James King 22 Mar 2017. Robert Sutton 22 Mar 2017. Craig Robb 22 Mar 2017. Trish Toms 22 Mar 2017.

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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.