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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Lynn Thompson 24 Jul 2017. J.r. Wessels 24 Jul 2017. Terry Aitcheson 24 Jul 2017. J Greene 24 Jul 2017. Doreen Adams 24 Jul 2017. Megan Castle 24 Jul 2017. Rhonda Tooley 24 Jul 2017. Pickens Pickens 24 Jul 2017. Sam Ayer 24 Jul 2017. Staffan Österholm 24 Jul 2017. Phil Butler 24 Jul 2017. Italo Massarella 24 Jul 2017. Tommy Christensen 24 Jul 2017. Gilson Vitral Vitorino Junior 24 Jul 2017. Stan Gladman 24 Jul 2017. Juli Salzman 24 Jul 2017. Phil Pope 24 Jul 2017. Sunny Caudel 24 Jul 2017. Pettie Petzer 24 Jul 2017. Danielle Van Allen 24 Jul 2017. Dana Hawk 24 Jul 2017. Evan Cox 24 Jul 2017. Amy Fletcher 24 Jul 2017. Sydney VanHorn 24 Jul 2017. John Shell 24 Jul 2017. Mitchell Greig 24 Jul 2017. Salim Soukieh 24 Jul 2017. Bill Talbott 24 Jul 2017. Elsie Mcleod 24 Jul 2017. Margaret Tomer 24 Jul 2017. Joyce Saylor Jones 24 Jul 2017. Amy Atkinson 24 Jul 2017. Terry Ballantine 24 Jul 2017. Mark G. Brown 24 Jul 2017. Billy Eaton 24 Jul 2017. Craig Bonney 23 Jul 2017. Anonymous Anonymous 23 Jul 2017. Wendi Neufeld 23 Jul 2017. Sharon Anonymous 23 Jul 2017. Kelly Yee 23 Jul 2017. Anonymous K 23 Jul 2017. Brenda Kincade 23 Jul 2017. Kristen Watkins 23 Jul 2017. Cindy Pritt 23 Jul 2017. Dente Poland 23 Jul 2017. Nancy Gage 23 Jul 2017. Michael Neuroth 23 Jul 2017. Kenneth Martinez 23 Jul 2017. John Canning 23 Jul 2017. Kelly Blake 23 Jul 2017. Kimberly Coman 23 Jul 2017. Stewart Clarke 23 Jul 2017. Jennifer Smart 23 Jul 2017. Nancy DeVore 23 Jul 2017. Maryann Lopez 23 Jul 2017. Linda Harnish 23 Jul 2017. Tamra Morris 23 Jul 2017. Chris Cleary 23 Jul 2017. Dan Ullrich 23 Jul 2017. Tommy Shelton 23 Jul 2017. Andrea Pawlett 23 Jul 2017. Ashley LeBlanc 23 Jul 2017. John Wesley 23 Jul 2017. Daniel Dillman 23 Jul 2017. Denise Rogers 23 Jul 2017. Summer Styles 23 Jul 2017. Marcus McPherson 23 Jul 2017. Wanda Martin 23 Jul 2017. David Fullerton 23 Jul 2017. John Pack 23 Jul 2017. Dan Driggs 23 Jul 2017. Karen Taylor 23 Jul 2017. John Rivera 23 Jul 2017. Sheila Sands-Devendorf 23 Jul 2017. Suzanna Fisher 23 Jul 2017. Kimberly Case 23 Jul 2017. Wes Pullen 23 Jul 2017. Ronald Greenwood 23 Jul 2017. William Proctor 23 Jul 2017. Brenda Ann Nairn 23 Jul 2017. E Siciliano 23 Jul 2017. Angella Mynarzy 23 Jul 2017. Jerry Beasley 23 Jul 2017. Jeff Burden 23 Jul 2017. Gianpiero Meazza 23 Jul 2017. Nicole Petry 23 Jul 2017. Ian Beaumont 23 Jul 2017. K, Lucas 23 Jul 2017. Jordan Martin 23 Jul 2017. Michael Parsons 23 Jul 2017. Karla Showalter 23 Jul 2017. Sue Fulton 23 Jul 2017. Peter Gardner 23 Jul 2017. Amanda Cormier 23 Jul 2017. Paige Norman 23 Jul 2017. Janet Viecieli 23 Jul 2017. Judy Billips 23 Jul 2017. Kimberly Smith 23 Jul 2017. Laura Taylor 23 Jul 2017. Nic Rockstro 23 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.