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 forever.

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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Fernando José Moraira Gómez 24 May 2022. Lori Bast 24 May 2022. Stephanie Sawyer 24 May 2022. K Guinan 24 May 2022. Chelsea Shea 24 May 2022. NancyJo Shrader 24 May 2022. Piotr Wrobel 24 May 2022. Julie Werner 24 May 2022. John Merritt 24 May 2022. Teresa Logan 24 May 2022. Larry McDaniel 24 May 2022. Stephanie Satterwhite 24 May 2022. Bryan Stark 24 May 2022. Natalie Bourdeau 24 May 2022. McGoogan Highfill 24 May 2022. Frank Reeder 24 May 2022. Roy Mather 24 May 2022. Nicholas Altobelli 24 May 2022. Jenifer Kanz 24 May 2022. Tony Ellery 24 May 2022. Dana Williscroft 24 May 2022. Kellie Stieler 24 May 2022. Wouter Rademaker 24 May 2022. Natalie Shumaker 24 May 2022. Frederick Human 24 May 2022. Joe McClellan 24 May 2022. Lyn Brown 24 May 2022. Ronald McAboy 24 May 2022. Keith Smith 24 May 2022. James Grant 24 May 2022. Jeremy Dayton 24 May 2022. Kerryn Lawrence 24 May 2022. Karen Wieman 24 May 2022. T Corner 24 May 2022. H Fine 24 May 2022. Danielle Jackson 24 May 2022. John Erickson 24 May 2022. Jamie Pratt 24 May 2022. Lisa Owsley 24 May 2022. Laurie Saylor 24 May 2022. V Morgan 24 May 2022. Latishia Barnes 24 May 2022. Nathan Pike 24 May 2022. Brendan Abbott 24 May 2022. Tredan Crumpler 24 May 2022. Terri Harmon 24 May 2022. Gerald E Medlock 24 May 2022. J S Wetherington 24 May 2022. Steven Gaines 24 May 2022. Maureen Hartigan 24 May 2022. Rhonda Copley 23 May 2022. Helen Charles 23 May 2022. Linda Elvsveen 23 May 2022. Bill Armstrong 23 May 2022. Glenn Stafford 23 May 2022. Nathan Henderson 23 May 2022. Brian Bell 23 May 2022. Kayla Knight 23 May 2022. Buck Hopper 23 May 2022. Gudrun Nickel 23 May 2022. Sylvia Jenkins 23 May 2022. Marqueita Edwards 23 May 2022. Anonymous Larabee 23 May 2022. Joseph White 23 May 2022. Mary Knose 23 May 2022. Sandra Moore 23 May 2022. Samuel Bell 23 May 2022. Nancy Cahill 23 May 2022. Jeffery Abercrombie 23 May 2022. Nick Faw 23 May 2022. Chris Tomlinson 23 May 2022. Jill Hubbell 23 May 2022. Marieta Koen 23 May 2022. Tamie Moorehead 23 May 2022. Vicki Scribner 23 May 2022. Susan Baker 23 May 2022. P Škrobar 23 May 2022. Jeremy H 23 May 2022. Ursula Ramos 23 May 2022. Everett Gilman 23 May 2022. Shiral Barnes 23 May 2022. Tom Yaccarino 23 May 2022. Lisa Raynbird 23 May 2022. Christine Powers 23 May 2022. Rebecca Lansbury 23 May 2022. Gaz Shaw 23 May 2022. Timothy Kilby 23 May 2022. Jennifer McDougall 23 May 2022. Fiona Jenkins 23 May 2022. Bruce Peters 23 May 2022. Heinz Graf 23 May 2022. William Best 23 May 2022. Jan Martin 23 May 2022. Roy Gutfinski 23 May 2022. Steve Mazey 23 May 2022. Catherine Coleman 23 May 2022. David Reynolds 23 May 2022. Tim Hoover 23 May 2022. Nicholas Jamie 23 May 2022. Kevin Mowll 23 May 2022.

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