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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Judith Bergman 24 Oct 2017. Dani Lavergne 24 Oct 2017. Lanette Racine 24 Oct 2017. K Gulick 24 Oct 2017. Regina Cox 24 Oct 2017. Alice Duhon 24 Oct 2017. Barb Behan 24 Oct 2017. Keith Duke 24 Oct 2017. Janice Sutherland 24 Oct 2017. Stephanie Mansfield 24 Oct 2017. Bill Sirinek 24 Oct 2017. Charles Leach 24 Oct 2017. Michael Dietrich 24 Oct 2017. Martyn Evans 24 Oct 2017. Bobbie Brune 24 Oct 2017. Wallace Cantrell 24 Oct 2017. Chloe Holmes 23 Oct 2017. Wayne Gillette 23 Oct 2017. Frances Brunson 23 Oct 2017. HÃ¥kan Ericson 23 Oct 2017. Andrea Carter 23 Oct 2017. Rayne Tunley Puley 23 Oct 2017. Wilda Bray 23 Oct 2017. Gerry Ginty 23 Oct 2017. Sylvia Moore 23 Oct 2017. C Goodman 23 Oct 2017. Shawna Brinson 23 Oct 2017. Karen Duffett 23 Oct 2017. Donne'e Robertson 23 Oct 2017. Joe Hinz 23 Oct 2017. Ivy Dial 23 Oct 2017. Maria Diehl 23 Oct 2017. Peggy Adams 23 Oct 2017. Angela D'Arpino 23 Oct 2017. Derrick Thomas Knight 23 Oct 2017. Jennifer Jorden 23 Oct 2017. Rodney Slocum 23 Oct 2017. Gilan Anderson 23 Oct 2017. Chuck Biggs 23 Oct 2017. Irene Sands 23 Oct 2017. Elizabeth Barry 23 Oct 2017. James Gordon 23 Oct 2017. Lana Griffin 23 Oct 2017. Peter Brown 23 Oct 2017. David Newman 23 Oct 2017. David Jacobowitz 23 Oct 2017. Anthea Reilly 23 Oct 2017. Brad Fewson 23 Oct 2017. Patricia Gilfillan 23 Oct 2017. Andrew Dancy 23 Oct 2017. David Knight 23 Oct 2017. Jennifer Phillips 23 Oct 2017. Ange Gregory 23 Oct 2017. K. Thomas 23 Oct 2017. Michael Harmer 23 Oct 2017. Deborah Simpson 23 Oct 2017. Anthony Cassidy 23 Oct 2017. Darryn Medjeri 23 Oct 2017. Donna Taylor 23 Oct 2017. Jack Delaney 23 Oct 2017. Vincent Hill 23 Oct 2017. Brandy Morgan 23 Oct 2017. Jacob Teter 23 Oct 2017. Bonnie Kimberley 23 Oct 2017. Kelly Russell Blumenstein Nickle 23 Oct 2017. Cheryl Vannatta 23 Oct 2017. Allison Cramer 23 Oct 2017. Kreston Lane 23 Oct 2017. Dianne Mills 23 Oct 2017. John Walker 23 Oct 2017. Jayme Lunt 23 Oct 2017. Kimberly Altman 23 Oct 2017. Ryan Cottrell 23 Oct 2017. Sam Gragg 23 Oct 2017. Gerald Hough 23 Oct 2017. Margaret Mullins 23 Oct 2017. Rose Shields 23 Oct 2017. Michael Hontz 23 Oct 2017. Catherine Runnels 23 Oct 2017. S Hardwick 22 Oct 2017. Mike Clarke 22 Oct 2017. Pam Nations 22 Oct 2017. Patricia Jenkins 22 Oct 2017. Kenneth House 22 Oct 2017. Kathryn B 22 Oct 2017. J. Norris 22 Oct 2017. Robert Bristol 22 Oct 2017. Eugene Hodgson 22 Oct 2017. Jan Baltrym 22 Oct 2017. Lynnette Oliver 22 Oct 2017. Ralston Steenrod 22 Oct 2017. David Bowen 22 Oct 2017. Cindy Bertrand-Flores 22 Oct 2017. Scott Gardner 22 Oct 2017. Theresa Perreca 22 Oct 2017. Nathan Stalter 22 Oct 2017. Sue Hale 22 Oct 2017. Kathy Hinbest 22 Oct 2017. Janna Kepley 22 Oct 2017. David Cockburn 22 Oct 2017.

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