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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Melissa Neasham 28 Jun 2017. Geoffrey Rice 28 Jun 2017. Troy Wootton 28 Jun 2017. Jordan Taylor 28 Jun 2017. Robert Wade 28 Jun 2017. Hugh Blair 28 Jun 2017. Amanda Garman 28 Jun 2017. Eric Moore 28 Jun 2017. Cathy Pinner 28 Jun 2017. Kerren Pritchard 28 Jun 2017. Bruce Annand 28 Jun 2017. Rheanna DiVirgilio 28 Jun 2017. Brianne Skaggs 28 Jun 2017. Marie Reed 28 Jun 2017. Brett Morris 28 Jun 2017. Lynn Mathison 28 Jun 2017. Allen O'Dell 28 Jun 2017. Travis Bleck 28 Jun 2017. Jose Carlos Vieira 28 Jun 2017. S Sagers 28 Jun 2017. James Hutcherson 28 Jun 2017. Michael Gerik 28 Jun 2017. Kayla Ostheller 28 Jun 2017. David Rustyak 28 Jun 2017. Twila Prater 27 Jun 2017. LaTricia Frederick 27 Jun 2017. Catharine Presta 27 Jun 2017. Rogelio Jaime Serratos 27 Jun 2017. Maureen Shaw 27 Jun 2017. Charles Dewey 27 Jun 2017. Constance Place 27 Jun 2017. Glenn Allen Bobo 27 Jun 2017. Patricia Swenson 27 Jun 2017. Claudia Gomez 27 Jun 2017. Rachel Bauerle 27 Jun 2017. Marion Hay 27 Jun 2017. Herma Prinsloo 27 Jun 2017. Barbara Abramovitz 27 Jun 2017. Melissa Cooper 27 Jun 2017. Sharon Schaefer 27 Jun 2017. Margaret McNellis 27 Jun 2017. Julie Hodges 27 Jun 2017. Mark Burch 27 Jun 2017. Richard Kennedy 27 Jun 2017. Carolyn Price 27 Jun 2017. K. Marsh-Ferry 27 Jun 2017. John Lansden 27 Jun 2017. Will Taylor 27 Jun 2017. Kelly Valentine 27 Jun 2017. Katrina Vanbramer 27 Jun 2017. Carol Dietz 27 Jun 2017. Rosemary Hemmons Ferreira 27 Jun 2017. Patricia Dillon 27 Jun 2017. Gregory Jerome 27 Jun 2017. Thomas Michels 27 Jun 2017. Grace Lawson 27 Jun 2017. Margaret Carter 27 Jun 2017. Robert Smith 27 Jun 2017. Denise Riley 27 Jun 2017. Stephanie King 27 Jun 2017. Jennifer Dillon 27 Jun 2017. M Roche 27 Jun 2017. Elizabeth Sawning 27 Jun 2017. Glyn Williams 27 Jun 2017. Terrence Whiteside 27 Jun 2017. Dana Lattimer 27 Jun 2017. Barbie Scanlon 27 Jun 2017. Judith Malick 27 Jun 2017. Kim Allen 27 Jun 2017. Katrina Penney 27 Jun 2017. Helen Hollis 27 Jun 2017. Margaret Andersen 27 Jun 2017. Rhonda E 27 Jun 2017. Chaz Riden M.A., M.Ed. 27 Jun 2017. Terry Van Deelen 27 Jun 2017. Emily Mathews 27 Jun 2017. Sally Larsen 27 Jun 2017. Anonymous Anonymous 27 Jun 2017. Tiffany Bourgeois 27 Jun 2017. Keith Hunkin 27 Jun 2017. Wicker Wicker 27 Jun 2017. Dale Barker 27 Jun 2017. Eveline Tiefenbach 27 Jun 2017. Candace Boyd 27 Jun 2017. Danielle Smith 27 Jun 2017. Mary Compton 27 Jun 2017. Steven Towle 27 Jun 2017. Marie Wisser 27 Jun 2017. David Peters 27 Jun 2017. Sally Ring 27 Jun 2017. Brandon Deason 27 Jun 2017. Patricia Miller 27 Jun 2017. Ted Lum 27 Jun 2017. Karen Patricia Stuart 27 Jun 2017. Liza Frisbie 27 Jun 2017. Jessica Caviness 26 Jun 2017. Josh Martin 26 Jun 2017. Jeff Taylor 26 Jun 2017. Jeanne Lemieux 26 Jun 2017. James Barber 26 Jun 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.