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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Donna Lewis 29 May 2017. Annette von Brughan 29 May 2017. Bill Warmouth 29 May 2017. Brenda Dixon 29 May 2017. Allison Fuller 29 May 2017. Sarah-Jane Atkinson 29 May 2017. Charlotte Hix 29 May 2017. Christina Wandell 29 May 2017. Sheilah Quentin 29 May 2017. Justin Burrows 29 May 2017. Robin Beiermeister 29 May 2017. Anonymous Mullins 29 May 2017. Mary Ewer 29 May 2017. Kelley Chandler 29 May 2017. Ross O'Keefe 29 May 2017. Sandy Rushton 29 May 2017. Jan le Roux 29 May 2017. Barbara Wood 29 May 2017. Sara Ward 29 May 2017. Louise Whapham 29 May 2017. Jennifer Middleswarth 29 May 2017. Emma Zumwalt 29 May 2017. Earlin Phillips 29 May 2017. Jim White 29 May 2017. Lee Barnwell 29 May 2017. Colin Crozier 29 May 2017. Lauri Elias 29 May 2017. Marvin Harris 29 May 2017. Joseph Rinkevich 29 May 2017. Sharon Blakeney 29 May 2017. Phil VanSwoll 29 May 2017. H Smith 29 May 2017. Jen JVintage 29 May 2017. Natalie Spiroff 29 May 2017. Sandra Gromatzky 29 May 2017. Anne-Marie vd Walt 29 May 2017. Paul Gilmore 29 May 2017. Carolyn Hayes 29 May 2017. Debbie Howe 29 May 2017. Lindsay Harold 29 May 2017. Kristy Pearce 29 May 2017. Julie Savitt 29 May 2017. Alec Cook 29 May 2017. K Willis 29 May 2017. Sally Stanzione 29 May 2017. David Wells 29 May 2017. David Halse Rogers 29 May 2017. Maureen Marsh 29 May 2017. Keith Burton 29 May 2017. David Mulholland 29 May 2017. Narelle Marsh 29 May 2017. Francis Reid 29 May 2017. Sue Veijalainen 29 May 2017. Anonymousdecendent Senegal 29 May 2017. Yvonne Lipps 29 May 2017. Steven Arey 29 May 2017. Brenda Yoakum 29 May 2017. Desiree Thompson 29 May 2017. Sandra House 29 May 2017. Patrick Kelly 29 May 2017. Stephanie Woods 29 May 2017. Vicki Emery 29 May 2017. Erika Patterson 29 May 2017. Kathleen McLeod 29 May 2017. Chris Eheim 29 May 2017. William DeVore 28 May 2017. Mike Powers 28 May 2017. Teresa Frambo 28 May 2017. Jann Gallen 28 May 2017. Cathy Winegarden 28 May 2017. Michel Robillard 28 May 2017. Kathie Suiter 28 May 2017. Jason Lewis 28 May 2017. Traci Whitney 28 May 2017. Bill Mullooly 28 May 2017. Bernard Berauer 28 May 2017. Toni Orozco 28 May 2017. Arlinda Duncan 28 May 2017. Karen Dill 28 May 2017. Melody Roelke-Parker 28 May 2017. Pamela Tremblay 28 May 2017. Danny Wilson 28 May 2017. Wan Fisher 28 May 2017. Monica McCarry 28 May 2017. Gail Sasser 28 May 2017. Dan Heard 28 May 2017. John Tyson 28 May 2017. James Curley 28 May 2017. Nick VanderLaan 28 May 2017. Rebecca Davis 28 May 2017. Alec Shroyer 28 May 2017. Rebekah Helmke 28 May 2017. Rudy Barrilleaux 28 May 2017. Ruth Phair 28 May 2017. Matthew Martinez 28 May 2017. Carol Atwood 28 May 2017. James Shields 28 May 2017. Stephen Hoggar 28 May 2017. Jennie Elliott 28 May 2017. Brian Wynne 28 May 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.