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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Antoinette Geldenhuys 29 Jun 2017. Mary Beth Stevenson 29 Jun 2017. Graham Pope 29 Jun 2017. Linda Sims 29 Jun 2017. Kyla H 29 Jun 2017. Justin Smith 29 Jun 2017. Tammy Evans 29 Jun 2017. John Williams 29 Jun 2017. Mike Rutan 29 Jun 2017. Melissa Riconti 29 Jun 2017. Sherri Smith 29 Jun 2017. Tammie Stone 29 Jun 2017. Scott Hoover 29 Jun 2017. Kathryn VanderWyk 29 Jun 2017. Joel Christophel 29 Jun 2017. Kenneth Seguin 29 Jun 2017. Stephanie Lambert 29 Jun 2017. Wendy Kiewitt 29 Jun 2017. Ryan Clark 29 Jun 2017. Billie Hensley 28 Jun 2017. Nancy Brennan 28 Jun 2017. Michael Murray 28 Jun 2017. Travis Warman 28 Jun 2017. Sara Scholtens 28 Jun 2017. Philip Campbell 28 Jun 2017. Louise Stamps 28 Jun 2017. Heather Simpson 28 Jun 2017. Laura Patton 28 Jun 2017. Edward Babiak 28 Jun 2017. Pat Marino 28 Jun 2017. James Warriner 28 Jun 2017. Kevin Barry 28 Jun 2017. Alysa Baker 28 Jun 2017. Susanne Urban 28 Jun 2017. Martina Paetzel 28 Jun 2017. G Pate 28 Jun 2017. Helen Schreiber 28 Jun 2017. Christa Taylor 28 Jun 2017. Beth Prichard 28 Jun 2017. Rita Strang 28 Jun 2017. Andrew Blevins 28 Jun 2017. Lee Tindal 28 Jun 2017. Alexander Ugge 28 Jun 2017. Vicki Smith 28 Jun 2017. Alex Tahk 28 Jun 2017. Roger Bales 28 Jun 2017. Ray Kelly 28 Jun 2017. Kathleen McKenna 28 Jun 2017. Carol-Lynn Goss 28 Jun 2017. Penny McKenzie 28 Jun 2017. Bill Lowery 28 Jun 2017. Joe Hennessy 28 Jun 2017. Matthew Herrington 28 Jun 2017. Jacques Potgieter 28 Jun 2017. KL Marshall 28 Jun 2017. Michael Spradley 28 Jun 2017. Constance Ryder 28 Jun 2017. Russ Whitehurst 28 Jun 2017. Cynthia Atterholt 28 Jun 2017. Bud Harrison 28 Jun 2017. Dawn Statkus 28 Jun 2017. Charles C McCann 28 Jun 2017. April Beattie 28 Jun 2017. Sytze Brouwer 28 Jun 2017. Maggi Willinsky 28 Jun 2017. Gary Burgess 28 Jun 2017. C Oberfoell 28 Jun 2017. Andy Green 28 Jun 2017. Allen Fink 28 Jun 2017. Lorrie Rogers 28 Jun 2017. S. Breaux 28 Jun 2017. Royal Kastens 28 Jun 2017. Jeannie Obront 28 Jun 2017. Rachel Reynolds 28 Jun 2017. Monique Meyer 28 Jun 2017. Sophie Dutton 28 Jun 2017. Josef Štěpánek 28 Jun 2017. Melissa Neasham 28 Jun 2017. Geoff 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.

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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.