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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Charles Fortenberry 21 Sep 2017. Ron Bronson 21 Sep 2017. Shady Wheaton 21 Sep 2017. Gretchen Heinle 21 Sep 2017. Douglas Gregory 21 Sep 2017. James Schaefer 21 Sep 2017. James Kelley 21 Sep 2017. Kerry Sheidow 21 Sep 2017. Cyndie Greer 21 Sep 2017. Richard Hayden 21 Sep 2017. Liliane Lagarde 21 Sep 2017. Tiana Mackintosh 21 Sep 2017. Kerri McCarron 21 Sep 2017. Donna McAleese 21 Sep 2017. Daniel Laust 21 Sep 2017. Margaret Watson 21 Sep 2017. Wendy Buckley 21 Sep 2017. Gayle Binder 21 Sep 2017. Sindy Shaw 21 Sep 2017. Rickie-Lynne Furlong 21 Sep 2017. Fred Gorman 21 Sep 2017. Patricia Pooler 21 Sep 2017. Denise Beach 21 Sep 2017. Micheil Smith 21 Sep 2017. Ron Cameron 21 Sep 2017. Stephanie Banning 21 Sep 2017. Glenn Franzen 21 Sep 2017. Mark Piland 21 Sep 2017. George Collins 21 Sep 2017. Kirk McVittie 21 Sep 2017. Lende Ramspott 21 Sep 2017. Wendy Wagner 20 Sep 2017. Gary Innes 20 Sep 2017. Richard Brandenburg 20 Sep 2017. Todd Brown 20 Sep 2017. Dean Donaldson 20 Sep 2017. Cody Morelock 20 Sep 2017. Steve Combs 20 Sep 2017. Margaret Wardle 20 Sep 2017. Karen Malo 20 Sep 2017. Michelle Williams 20 Sep 2017. Chris Gatling 20 Sep 2017. Steve Cousins 20 Sep 2017. Sharlene Hammond 20 Sep 2017. K McMasters 20 Sep 2017. Jacqie Kolivosky 20 Sep 2017. Ray Cole 20 Sep 2017. Jan Pucillo 20 Sep 2017. Corbett Coburn 20 Sep 2017. Mark Ratcliff 20 Sep 2017. Elaine b 20 Sep 2017. Roger Adams 20 Sep 2017. Scott Ryals 20 Sep 2017. Allen Buchinski 20 Sep 2017. Audrey Bricker 20 Sep 2017. Peter Portela-Gonzalez 20 Sep 2017. Melissa Young 20 Sep 2017. Robin Ramsey 20 Sep 2017. Donna Hasson 20 Sep 2017. Sarrah Knapps 20 Sep 2017. Odie Parkins 20 Sep 2017. Trudy Morrison 20 Sep 2017. Miriam Rundell 20 Sep 2017. Richard Cook 20 Sep 2017. Michael Hall 20 Sep 2017. Carol Selinga 20 Sep 2017. Amanda MÃ¥rtensson 20 Sep 2017. Vickie Davis 20 Sep 2017. Paul Bernard 20 Sep 2017. David Vida 20 Sep 2017. Darlene Graham 20 Sep 2017. Fran Harris 20 Sep 2017. Rob Lubbers 20 Sep 2017. Martine Russell 20 Sep 2017. Joan Marshall 20 Sep 2017. Anonymous Steele 20 Sep 2017. Rodolfo Vasquez 20 Sep 2017. Susan Smith 20 Sep 2017. Danny Dolin 20 Sep 2017. Gee Mallory Cannon 20 Sep 2017. Lori Colvin 20 Sep 2017. Danielle Lortie 20 Sep 2017. Rhonda Bryant 20 Sep 2017. Linda Sharples 20 Sep 2017. Sara Smith 20 Sep 2017. Charlotte Bruce 20 Sep 2017. Kevin Austin 20 Sep 2017. Ryan Nagel 20 Sep 2017. Elaine Miles 20 Sep 2017. Richard Croft 20 Sep 2017. Dorsey Newton 20 Sep 2017. Gregory Franks 20 Sep 2017. Derek Harper 20 Sep 2017. Charles Butts 20 Sep 2017. Robin Wheeler 20 Sep 2017. Neil Hayward 20 Sep 2017. Christina Doyle 20 Sep 2017. Kelsi Garretson 20 Sep 2017. Lisa England 20 Sep 2017. Kristy Ling 20 Sep 2017.

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