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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Tom Condon 24 May 2017. Heather Kennedy 24 May 2017. Mattel Cook 24 May 2017. Melissa Figeac 24 May 2017. Sherry Langham 24 May 2017. Floyd Beine 24 May 2017. Alissa Fraser 24 May 2017. Colleen Johnson 24 May 2017. Ginger Jones 24 May 2017. Kat Venegas Jacobus 24 May 2017. Sandy Guthrey 24 May 2017. Jo-Anne Johnson 23 May 2017. Emeline Hildbold 23 May 2017. Ray Hawkes 23 May 2017. Heather Ribble 23 May 2017. Adele DeBruhl 23 May 2017. Sharon Hayes 23 May 2017. Bruce King 23 May 2017. Randy Milliken 23 May 2017. Amy Lavigne 23 May 2017. Brenda Copeland 23 May 2017. Ardith Hudson 23 May 2017. Marguerite Schuyler 23 May 2017. Stacy Johns 23 May 2017. Warwick Mc Lean 23 May 2017. Edison Williams 23 May 2017. David McPhail 23 May 2017. Myron Samson 23 May 2017. Robbie Edmond 23 May 2017. Julie Stretton 23 May 2017. Sophia Eversole 23 May 2017. Darryl Vickers 23 May 2017. Joanne Daley 23 May 2017. Bill Bryan 23 May 2017. Jill Dufour 23 May 2017. Marion Coyne 23 May 2017. BriGette McCoy 23 May 2017. Gavin Murray Threipland 23 May 2017. Glenn Tucker 23 May 2017. A Methvin 23 May 2017. Juan Maldonado 23 May 2017. Abe Greenbaum 23 May 2017. j Hartog 23 May 2017. Patricia Brown 23 May 2017. Jennifer Galloway 23 May 2017. Robert Saladini 23 May 2017. Spencer Moreno 23 May 2017. Patricia Coombe 23 May 2017. Nathan Black 23 May 2017. David Ébert 23 May 2017. Tamra Jacobs 23 May 2017. Tracy Garrison 23 May 2017. James Freeman 23 May 2017. Pat Paschal 23 May 2017. Kim Griffith 23 May 2017. Jeremy Fox 23 May 2017. Diana van Woerkom 23 May 2017. Ryan Quinn 23 May 2017. Josie Barclay 23 May 2017. Ralph Miller 23 May 2017. Christine Owen 23 May 2017. K. Merola 23 May 2017. Richard Gomm 23 May 2017. Donald Mackay 23 May 2017. Holly Mais 23 May 2017. Kathy Burton 23 May 2017. Wayne Pritchard 23 May 2017. Jeanne Cramer 23 May 2017. Eric Hoffman 23 May 2017. Claire Bohannon 23 May 2017. Desirae Choquette 23 May 2017. Sharon Bumgarner 23 May 2017. Barbara Cox 23 May 2017. Richard Barnes 22 May 2017. Linda Øksendal 22 May 2017. Melissa Corbo 22 May 2017. Gayle Haas 22 May 2017. Graham Pratt 22 May 2017. Jenny Edwards 22 May 2017. Jackie Switzer 22 May 2017. Janet Sewell 22 May 2017. Jamie Davis 22 May 2017. Michael Trombley 22 May 2017. Jon Hiner 22 May 2017. Fred Cane 22 May 2017. Graham England 22 May 2017. Neale Sheldon 22 May 2017. Greg Saladino 22 May 2017. Paula James 22 May 2017. Pierce Young 22 May 2017. Danny Davis 22 May 2017. E Yaden 22 May 2017. Chris O'Prey 22 May 2017. Erica Boerman 22 May 2017. Martie Mostert 22 May 2017. Janette Buckley 22 May 2017. Joy House 22 May 2017. JT Strong 22 May 2017. Larry Singer 22 May 2017. Tamber Woodworth 22 May 2017.

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