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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Sam Ritchie 22 Jul 2017. Deb Roberts 22 Jul 2017. Melissa Crampton 22 Jul 2017. Crystal Hefley 22 Jul 2017. James Blower 22 Jul 2017. Tara Spencer 22 Jul 2017. Mary Huerta 22 Jul 2017. T Martin Wright 22 Jul 2017. Peggy Kephart 22 Jul 2017. Sharon Lindeque 21 Jul 2017. Dorothy Dillon 21 Jul 2017. Leslie Fraser 21 Jul 2017. Todd Heilmann 21 Jul 2017. Randy Agee 21 Jul 2017. Doug Furlong 21 Jul 2017. Jeremy Hartnell 21 Jul 2017. Ralph Calhoun 21 Jul 2017. Ronnie Mcclure 21 Jul 2017. Ashley Mosblech 21 Jul 2017. Jonathan Rowland 21 Jul 2017. Judith Cunningham 21 Jul 2017. Geraldine O'Sullivan-Hogan 21 Jul 2017. Franklin Ingram 21 Jul 2017. Clifton Golz 21 Jul 2017. Heather Easler 21 Jul 2017. Mary Allen 21 Jul 2017. Ronald Phillips 21 Jul 2017. James Proefrock 21 Jul 2017. Cindy Faucett 21 Jul 2017. Stacey Mounce 21 Jul 2017. R. Kyle 21 Jul 2017. Linda Kitchens 21 Jul 2017. Donna Church 21 Jul 2017. Esley Flowers 21 Jul 2017. Sandra Pasche 21 Jul 2017. Susanne Greene 21 Jul 2017. Jayne Williamson 21 Jul 2017. Karri Schuetzle 21 Jul 2017. Laura Bailey 21 Jul 2017. Sandi Tollari 21 Jul 2017. William Caracofe 21 Jul 2017. Bruce Fihe 21 Jul 2017. Constance Gore 21 Jul 2017. David Greeley 21 Jul 2017. Kristin Van Zandt 21 Jul 2017. Jason Nicely 21 Jul 2017. Sue Langabeer 21 Jul 2017. Stephanie Bingham 21 Jul 2017. Sharon Flynn 21 Jul 2017. Katherine Watt 21 Jul 2017. Naomi Field 21 Jul 2017. Vickie Fore 21 Jul 2017. Jonathan Billedeau 21 Jul 2017. Breanna Henry 21 Jul 2017. Harold Pierce 21 Jul 2017. Michael Stiles 21 Jul 2017. Doug Kingston 21 Jul 2017. Daniel Perin 21 Jul 2017. Sheryl Bourne 21 Jul 2017. Anonymous Jett 21 Jul 2017. Anne Kogler 21 Jul 2017. Kaity Teal 21 Jul 2017. Judy Johnson 21 Jul 2017. Jordan McBee 21 Jul 2017. F Gracia 21 Jul 2017. Rodney Dunn 21 Jul 2017. Garry McLaughlin 21 Jul 2017. Sharon Richardson 21 Jul 2017. Charline Manning 21 Jul 2017. Anonymous Tweed 21 Jul 2017. Narelle Grant 21 Jul 2017. Amber Deaton 21 Jul 2017. Julie Sterner 21 Jul 2017. Danielle Bond 21 Jul 2017. Stephen Megson 21 Jul 2017. LeQuita Conner 21 Jul 2017. Patrick Daley 21 Jul 2017. Roland Johansson 21 Jul 2017. Sara Hanley 21 Jul 2017. Pete Giles 21 Jul 2017. Peter Pillinger 21 Jul 2017. Gerald Cuthbertson 21 Jul 2017. Patrick B. Kahnert 21 Jul 2017. Thea Krause 21 Jul 2017. Barry Palmer 21 Jul 2017. Peter Zyhailo 21 Jul 2017. Anonymous Hebert 21 Jul 2017. Robert Lott 21 Jul 2017. Paul Higham 21 Jul 2017. Jim Fitzgerald 21 Jul 2017. Stephen Johns 21 Jul 2017. Mardrie Mullen 21 Jul 2017. Margaret Birt 21 Jul 2017. Carol Wootton 21 Jul 2017. Deborah Flynn 21 Jul 2017. Matt Phelps 21 Jul 2017. Peggy Tucker 21 Jul 2017. Linda Adams 21 Jul 2017. Cara Bryant 21 Jul 2017. Carol Carnes 21 Jul 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.