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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Jennifer Racicot 14 Nov 2018. Karen Reynolds 14 Nov 2018. s Myers 14 Nov 2018. Kate Thompson 13 Nov 2018. S. Clark 13 Nov 2018. Phil Howell 13 Nov 2018. Renee McBride 13 Nov 2018. David Burton 13 Nov 2018. Drew Salmons 13 Nov 2018. Pam Christopher 13 Nov 2018. Anonymous O'Donley 13 Nov 2018. Valerie Dall'Armi 13 Nov 2018. Charles Stirman 13 Nov 2018. Peter Christie 13 Nov 2018. Linda Ware 13 Nov 2018. Dave Harris 13 Nov 2018. Wayne Wilkins 13 Nov 2018. Christina St. Peter 13 Nov 2018. Jenifer Garrett 13 Nov 2018. Thomas Brown 13 Nov 2018. Mark Reed 13 Nov 2018. Jennifer Bollman 13 Nov 2018. Brad Tompkins 13 Nov 2018. Bonnie Dodge 13 Nov 2018. Krystian Wojtkiewicz 13 Nov 2018. David Wanzenried 13 Nov 2018. Sarah Jennings 13 Nov 2018. Jenny Ramos 13 Nov 2018. Liesel Puchert 13 Nov 2018. Jim Howell 13 Nov 2018. Anna Dressman 13 Nov 2018. Ken Rowe 13 Nov 2018. Damien Shelton 13 Nov 2018. John Wardick 13 Nov 2018. Colin Cane 13 Nov 2018. Loreen McClain 13 Nov 2018. Roseleene Cain 13 Nov 2018. Zsamilah Jenkins Warren 13 Nov 2018. DJ Baynes 13 Nov 2018. Karen Meeks-Carter 13 Nov 2018. G Philpott 13 Nov 2018. Bob Cope 13 Nov 2018. D. Warner 13 Nov 2018. Don Robertson 13 Nov 2018. Danielle Marvella 13 Nov 2018. Kimberly Barrett 13 Nov 2018. Joanne Pezzulo 13 Nov 2018. Shane Bruce 13 Nov 2018. Katherine MacGregor 13 Nov 2018. Bill Gallagher 13 Nov 2018. Fred Garmon 13 Nov 2018. Jamie Cook 13 Nov 2018. Sue Christensen 13 Nov 2018. Ron Bellows 13 Nov 2018. Steve McLoughlin 13 Nov 2018. Kevin Daniel 12 Nov 2018. Eric Haldeman 12 Nov 2018. Aaron Brooks 12 Nov 2018. Mike Stone 12 Nov 2018. Robert Borgon 12 Nov 2018. Judy Dimmick 12 Nov 2018. Justin Jeffrey 12 Nov 2018. Vanessa Spencer 12 Nov 2018. Vance Davis 12 Nov 2018. Tina Cady 12 Nov 2018. Meara Armstrong 12 Nov 2018. Naydene Lewis 12 Nov 2018. Jana Schellinger 12 Nov 2018. Mike Cossio 12 Nov 2018. Karen Jaszewski 12 Nov 2018. Elizabeth Moersdorf 12 Nov 2018. Ed Greene 12 Nov 2018. Dave DeRusha 12 Nov 2018. David Tweed 12 Nov 2018. Crystal Matlock 12 Nov 2018. Wendy Waldron 12 Nov 2018. JB Schmitt 12 Nov 2018. Sophie Robinson 12 Nov 2018. Raymond Lancaster 12 Nov 2018. Karen Herod 12 Nov 2018. Fletcher Kauffman 12 Nov 2018. Clare Walker 12 Nov 2018. Gillian Smith 12 Nov 2018. Éric Boucher 12 Nov 2018. Ola Österlund 12 Nov 2018. Mary Turner 12 Nov 2018. Ken Higgins 12 Nov 2018. Steven Dethick 12 Nov 2018. Ian Macdonald 12 Nov 2018. Nicholas Johnson 12 Nov 2018. Ian Hutchings 12 Nov 2018. Keat-Chye Yeoh 12 Nov 2018. Keith Schindler 12 Nov 2018. Kendra Myers 12 Nov 2018. J Glascock 12 Nov 2018. Casey Colburn 12 Nov 2018. Rhonda Courtney 12 Nov 2018. Louis Lanier 12 Nov 2018. Pearl Boude 12 Nov 2018. Morgaine O'Herne O'Herne 12 Nov 2018.

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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.