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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David Little 1 May 2017. Lynette Bennett 1 May 2017. Cassie Sheridan 1 May 2017. Michael Lunney 1 May 2017. Rachelle Briana 1 May 2017. Hillary Jollimore 1 May 2017. Andre Metoyer 1 May 2017. Jesse Cox 1 May 2017. Steven Rittenhouse 1 May 2017. Lisa Patteson 1 May 2017. Jan Briggs 1 May 2017. Owen VanTiem 1 May 2017. Peter Larsen 1 May 2017. Jessica Bumbard 30 Apr 2017. V W Hartnett 30 Apr 2017. Frank White 30 Apr 2017. J Shear 30 Apr 2017. Lisa Brown 30 Apr 2017. Colin Waterhouse 30 Apr 2017. Michelle Hall 30 Apr 2017. J Lentz 30 Apr 2017. Louise Bruce 30 Apr 2017. Marianne McCarthy 30 Apr 2017. Susan Harwood 30 Apr 2017. Alton Clark 30 Apr 2017. Michael Eastman 30 Apr 2017. Tucker Knight 30 Apr 2017. Steven Warchal 30 Apr 2017. Carla Lott 30 Apr 2017. Tracey Bendik 30 Apr 2017. Tracy Fahey 30 Apr 2017. Robert Miller 30 Apr 2017. John Tackett 30 Apr 2017. Cesar Gomez 30 Apr 2017. Ryan Conway 30 Apr 2017. Linda Fleming 30 Apr 2017. Justyn Simon 30 Apr 2017. Richard Lanterman 30 Apr 2017. Tracy Smith 30 Apr 2017. Radim Cernej 30 Apr 2017. Louise Fisher 30 Apr 2017. Matthew Wagner 30 Apr 2017. Mike Ireson 30 Apr 2017. Chelsea Hunt 30 Apr 2017. David Foley 30 Apr 2017. Danny Zatylny 30 Apr 2017. Kirk Romero 30 Apr 2017. Mary Stapleton 30 Apr 2017. Whit Athey 30 Apr 2017. J├Ârgen Stenquist 30 Apr 2017. Rod Pennington 30 Apr 2017. Pattie Goodwin 30 Apr 2017. C. R. Hodge 30 Apr 2017. Nic Wilson 30 Apr 2017. Angela Papoutsy 30 Apr 2017. Arno C 30 Apr 2017. Colin Young 30 Apr 2017. Gavin Greenhalgh 30 Apr 2017. Clarence Rutherford 30 Apr 2017. Nettie Quinnell 30 Apr 2017. Werner Pauw 30 Apr 2017. Anonymous Briedenhann 30 Apr 2017. Thomas Campbell 30 Apr 2017. Cee Kay 30 Apr 2017. Adrian van Vught 30 Apr 2017. Ulla-Britt Trygg 30 Apr 2017. Amanda Prichard 30 Apr 2017. Teri Henn 30 Apr 2017. James Duncan 30 Apr 2017. Ellis Shippam 30 Apr 2017. Ian Smith 30 Apr 2017. Donna Hardin 30 Apr 2017. Albert Storms 30 Apr 2017. Barbara Jo Schaff 30 Apr 2017. Lisa Houser 30 Apr 2017. TJ Stocking 30 Apr 2017. Jean Tichenor 30 Apr 2017. John Palmer 29 Apr 2017. Aaron Price 29 Apr 2017. John Stofer 29 Apr 2017. Glenn Gohr 29 Apr 2017. Jesse Naumann 29 Apr 2017. Tanya Johnson 29 Apr 2017. Barbara Wilson 29 Apr 2017. Lynn Pugh 29 Apr 2017. TJ Gontarek 29 Apr 2017. Tiffany Clouthier 29 Apr 2017. Rita Throckmorton 29 Apr 2017. Bill Mervar 29 Apr 2017. L Schleyer 29 Apr 2017. Holly Slamin 29 Apr 2017. Jessica Rose 29 Apr 2017. Davina Martins 29 Apr 2017. Laura Oban 29 Apr 2017. David DeVillier 29 Apr 2017. Michael Popp 29 Apr 2017. Kat Doane 29 Apr 2017. Clare Braunlich 29 Apr 2017. Anthony Boynes 29 Apr 2017. Miranda Pullium 29 Apr 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.