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 forever.

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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Brenda Sheppard 22 Apr 2021. Jenny Wright 22 Apr 2021. Alexandra Odendaal 22 Apr 2021. Stewart Campbell 22 Apr 2021. Adrianna Stoddard 22 Apr 2021. Carrie Goodwin 22 Apr 2021. k Cocking 22 Apr 2021. Isaac Egbert 22 Apr 2021. Keren Mackay 22 Apr 2021. Jason Wilson 22 Apr 2021. Christie Maben 22 Apr 2021. Kay Ison 22 Apr 2021. Heatha Lay 22 Apr 2021. Michelle DiRusso 22 Apr 2021. Laurie Fleming 22 Apr 2021. Laura Shollenberger 22 Apr 2021. Angela Lindsey 22 Apr 2021. Liz Sier 22 Apr 2021. R. Skeie 22 Apr 2021. Carol Gaeta 22 Apr 2021. Bradley Holcomb 22 Apr 2021. Debbie Nance 22 Apr 2021. Shirley Hooker 22 Apr 2021. Lori Campbell 22 Apr 2021. Noelleen Sander 22 Apr 2021. Sean Shenold 22 Apr 2021. Mike Callahan 22 Apr 2021. Roger Barnes 22 Apr 2021. Pauline Baechler 22 Apr 2021. Jazz Choate 22 Apr 2021. Mark Busse 22 Apr 2021. Dreama Boston 22 Apr 2021. Branden Mitchell 21 Apr 2021. Rayna Latorre 21 Apr 2021. Peter John Wichelow 21 Apr 2021. Paul McDowell 21 Apr 2021. Charlotte Bliesmann 21 Apr 2021. Russell Davies 21 Apr 2021. Thomas Reuter 21 Apr 2021. Linda Smith 21 Apr 2021. H. Hall 21 Apr 2021. Eija Lintunen 21 Apr 2021. Jeri Henderson 21 Apr 2021. M Pearson 21 Apr 2021. Bagley Dawson PhD 21 Apr 2021. Magnus Gustavsson 21 Apr 2021. Neil Bergstrom 21 Apr 2021. R Gao 21 Apr 2021. Jeff Brabander 21 Apr 2021. Billy Seltzer 21 Apr 2021. Sandra Johnston 21 Apr 2021. Ronnie Jansen 21 Apr 2021. Yvonne Lattin 21 Apr 2021. Thomas Jackson 21 Apr 2021. Adele Harrah 21 Apr 2021. Karen Oakley 21 Apr 2021. Carolyn Martin 21 Apr 2021. Sarah Dial 21 Apr 2021. Julene McKinney 21 Apr 2021. Candace Brenner 21 Apr 2021. Lauren Stogner 21 Apr 2021. Philip Laverick 21 Apr 2021. R Boyer 21 Apr 2021. Edgar Wallace 21 Apr 2021. Bill Leacock 21 Apr 2021. Betty Moreland 21 Apr 2021. Keith Reddy 21 Apr 2021. D Robson 21 Apr 2021. Lisa Frazier 21 Apr 2021. Richard Clafton 21 Apr 2021. Donna Fieldhouse 21 Apr 2021. Crystal Starr 21 Apr 2021. Pat Morris 21 Apr 2021. Stephen Rapcewicz de Rawa 21 Apr 2021. KC Kelly 21 Apr 2021. Sarah Orr 21 Apr 2021. Sue Rolland 21 Apr 2021. Sheryl Curtis 21 Apr 2021. G Gallop 21 Apr 2021. K. Harrison 21 Apr 2021. Suzanne Johnson 21 Apr 2021. Tanya Cadena 21 Apr 2021. Susan Johnstone 21 Apr 2021. Talita Anderson 21 Apr 2021. Tina Stewart 21 Apr 2021. Wayne Brasch 21 Apr 2021. M Brescia 21 Apr 2021. Larry Clum 21 Apr 2021. Michelle Gosselin 21 Apr 2021. Susan Rapp 21 Apr 2021. Cindy Rice 21 Apr 2021. J Carter 21 Apr 2021. Dixie Cain 21 Apr 2021. Lara H Brady 21 Apr 2021. Andrew Holzschuh 21 Apr 2021. Sally-Anne Edwards 21 Apr 2021. Brenda Narezo 21 Apr 2021. Barbara Kauffman 21 Apr 2021. Anne Fox 21 Apr 2021. Madison Graham 21 Apr 2021.

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