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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Glenn Blanchette 24 Apr 2017. Claire Milner 24 Apr 2017. Lori Drylie 24 Apr 2017. Roberta Smith 24 Apr 2017. Deborah Probert 24 Apr 2017. Perry Beiler 24 Apr 2017. Keith Morris 23 Apr 2017. Kerry Bunn 23 Apr 2017. Christopher Hart 23 Apr 2017. Terrie Daniel 23 Apr 2017. John Hastings 23 Apr 2017. Nancy Sampson 23 Apr 2017. Linda Caraway 23 Apr 2017. Kristey Mayer 23 Apr 2017. Susan Dougherty 23 Apr 2017. Ross Cuthill 23 Apr 2017. Gail Complin 23 Apr 2017. Halley Oliveira 23 Apr 2017. Terry Lee 23 Apr 2017. Marsha Coley 23 Apr 2017. Alan Hill 23 Apr 2017. Doreen Stadelman 23 Apr 2017. Diane Jessup 23 Apr 2017. Mary Taylor 23 Apr 2017. Gisele Doyle 23 Apr 2017. Bill Vining 23 Apr 2017. Corbin Froshaug 23 Apr 2017. Teresa Migut 23 Apr 2017. Katherine Green 23 Apr 2017. Bill Armstrong 23 Apr 2017. GJ Tyrrell 23 Apr 2017. Kathy Kramer 23 Apr 2017. Jordan Shaver 23 Apr 2017. Leroy Graham 23 Apr 2017. Harvey Counts 23 Apr 2017. Alan Taylor 23 Apr 2017. Jennifer Largent 23 Apr 2017. Paul Briddon 23 Apr 2017. Katherine Byron 23 Apr 2017. Michael Remler 23 Apr 2017. Laurie Hester 23 Apr 2017. Scelia W 23 Apr 2017. Steve Lee 23 Apr 2017. Michael McKenzie 23 Apr 2017. Kim Sweet 23 Apr 2017. Kim Burns 23 Apr 2017. Becky West 23 Apr 2017. Stephanie Briggs 23 Apr 2017. Jeff Lovell 23 Apr 2017. Lucinda Sanders 23 Apr 2017. Miriam Sailers 23 Apr 2017. Noland Huey 23 Apr 2017. Sherry Turner 23 Apr 2017. Allen King 23 Apr 2017. Robert Penney 23 Apr 2017. Bonita Benoit 23 Apr 2017. Terressa O'Sullivan 23 Apr 2017. Shawn Keve 23 Apr 2017. Theo Kriel 23 Apr 2017. Brian Clancy 23 Apr 2017. Bart Gliddon 23 Apr 2017. Tom Vander Well 23 Apr 2017. Ole Irgens 23 Apr 2017. Cathal O'Brien 23 Apr 2017. Friedhelm Vogt 23 Apr 2017. Jami Tomlin 23 Apr 2017. Kathleen Ostic 23 Apr 2017. Roger Vercaigne 23 Apr 2017. Ashley Dent 23 Apr 2017. B Dingle 23 Apr 2017. Jim Vashro 23 Apr 2017. Heather Wissell 23 Apr 2017. David Killeen 23 Apr 2017. Michelle Kelley 23 Apr 2017. Lindsay Rudolph 23 Apr 2017. Jeff Kanzler 23 Apr 2017. Laurie Gregg 23 Apr 2017. J. Arneson 23 Apr 2017. Sandra Blackstock 23 Apr 2017. Patches Atteberry 23 Apr 2017. Sarah Prentice 23 Apr 2017. Robert Buswell 22 Apr 2017. Dominic Durocher 22 Apr 2017. Carey Dubinsky 22 Apr 2017. Melinda Lynch 22 Apr 2017. Teri Lester 22 Apr 2017. Yvette Guzman 22 Apr 2017. Clyde Fulkerson 22 Apr 2017. Tina Perkins 22 Apr 2017. Linda Coccia 22 Apr 2017. Allison Lutz 22 Apr 2017. Mary Kolaczkowski 22 Apr 2017. Valerie Carter 22 Apr 2017. Ina Saaiman 22 Apr 2017. Ledgee Smith 22 Apr 2017. Matthew Koeppen 22 Apr 2017. Melody Landers 22 Apr 2017. Cynthia Hartman 22 Apr 2017. Celine Robichaud 22 Apr 2017. John Ball 22 Apr 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.