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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Amy Krakoski 29 May 2020. Laurel Rousseau 29 May 2020. Melenie Duran 29 May 2020. Anonymous Simpson 29 May 2020. John George 28 May 2020. Vanessa Chaisson 28 May 2020. Jean Pothier 28 May 2020. Lee Barnes 28 May 2020. Pius LaCroix-Garcia 28 May 2020. Linda Fraley 28 May 2020. Elizabeth Griffith 28 May 2020. Anita Haygood 28 May 2020. Gary Weller 28 May 2020. Anne Duncan 28 May 2020. Sunny Schellinger 28 May 2020. Melody Chester 28 May 2020. Jane Cooper 28 May 2020. Emily Robison 28 May 2020. William Kenny 28 May 2020. Kenneth Pratt 28 May 2020. Jr Risley 28 May 2020. Roy Hightower 28 May 2020. Gwendolyn Zetterower 28 May 2020. M Satherley 28 May 2020. Annie Wallace 28 May 2020. Shelley Gregor 28 May 2020. Pamela Wood 28 May 2020. Luis Hugo Vidal Serna 28 May 2020. Lynne Ray 28 May 2020. Loretta Buckner 28 May 2020. Katy Valesky 28 May 2020. Emily McDonald 28 May 2020. Doug Edleman 28 May 2020. Stacey Crawford 28 May 2020. Marilyn Hong 28 May 2020. Amanda Belden 28 May 2020. Adam Brink 28 May 2020. Chris Skelding 28 May 2020. Laura Butler 28 May 2020. N Nymark 28 May 2020. C Masich 28 May 2020. Marty Hatfield 28 May 2020. Douglas McGregor 28 May 2020. Alan Clendenen 28 May 2020. Rebecca Shields 28 May 2020. Gilberte Renaud 28 May 2020. David Barden 28 May 2020. James Reynolds 28 May 2020. Mark Henderson 28 May 2020. Emma Brand 28 May 2020. John Laidlaw 28 May 2020. Deborah Bergeron 28 May 2020. Ruth Paine 28 May 2020. Rebecca Moak 28 May 2020. Ginger Bruce 28 May 2020. Martin Coogan 28 May 2020. Liz McKenzie 28 May 2020. R. Michael Chapman 28 May 2020. Michelle Kingsford 28 May 2020. Keith Dukes 28 May 2020. Joe Costello 28 May 2020. Dennis Helms 28 May 2020. Joseph Powell 28 May 2020. Gary Edward Zajdel 28 May 2020. Anne Burnham 28 May 2020. Patricia Figueroa 28 May 2020. Roxanne Gurevich 28 May 2020. Paula Campbell 28 May 2020. Michael Bartolina 28 May 2020. Megan Forrest 28 May 2020. Patrick Hoskinson 28 May 2020. S. Dadlez 28 May 2020. Trudy-anne Billing 28 May 2020. Steven Perkins 28 May 2020. Shaun Nell 28 May 2020. Jan Finken 28 May 2020. Taite Taite 28 May 2020. Robert Quick 28 May 2020. Elsie Alexander 28 May 2020. John Hammond 28 May 2020. Jessica Thrailkill 27 May 2020. Hans-Otto Heijne 27 May 2020. Kary Frazier 27 May 2020. Lawrence Mills 27 May 2020. Terje Andreassen 27 May 2020. Beth Johnson 27 May 2020. Helen Humphries 27 May 2020. Daniel Manuel Garcia Andrada 27 May 2020. Erika Slemp 27 May 2020. Shellie Willis 27 May 2020. Joanne Jakubowski 27 May 2020. Dorothy Wind 27 May 2020. Denise Zeczycki 27 May 2020. George Henderson 27 May 2020. Howard White 27 May 2020. Connie Jarrells 27 May 2020. Renee Briggs 27 May 2020. RoseAnne Eaton 27 May 2020. Irene Pow 27 May 2020. Dana Bluckhorn 27 May 2020.

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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.