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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Sarah Massingham 23 Aug 2017. Carolyn Minster 23 Aug 2017. Kelly Tyler 23 Aug 2017. Richard Gardiner-Smith 23 Aug 2017. Bernadette Aviles 23 Aug 2017. Gloria Saul 23 Aug 2017. Tracy Burr 23 Aug 2017. Alexandra Crocket 23 Aug 2017. Leonie Mollenhauer 23 Aug 2017. Brian Pondenis 23 Aug 2017. Christopher Knight 23 Aug 2017. Glenn Soden 23 Aug 2017. Cara Campbell Hoisak 23 Aug 2017. Anonymous Lewis 23 Aug 2017. Don McArtor 23 Aug 2017. Cheri Wolfe 23 Aug 2017. Daniel Green 23 Aug 2017. Darin Smith 23 Aug 2017. Margaret Stewart 22 Aug 2017. Darci Stewart 22 Aug 2017. Karen Gundelach 22 Aug 2017. Marcie Longo 22 Aug 2017. Pablo Molina 22 Aug 2017. S. Bossuot 22 Aug 2017. Jon Grimm 22 Aug 2017. JoAnne Linsenbach 22 Aug 2017. Rick Kadoi 22 Aug 2017. William Roberts 22 Aug 2017. ME Brown 22 Aug 2017. Ray Hutchinson 22 Aug 2017. Jim Murphy 22 Aug 2017. Justin Robert 22 Aug 2017. Cheri Black 22 Aug 2017. Darla Bomsburger 22 Aug 2017. Jay Glidewell 22 Aug 2017. Lori Andrews 22 Aug 2017. N Sommerville 22 Aug 2017. Abigale Weech 22 Aug 2017. Sarah McCurdy 22 Aug 2017. Eric Bassett 22 Aug 2017. Peter Robbins 22 Aug 2017. Terrie Frantz 22 Aug 2017. Alan Baylis 22 Aug 2017. John Paul Smith 22 Aug 2017. Cathy Neff 22 Aug 2017. Chris Loblaw 22 Aug 2017. Ted Thompson 22 Aug 2017. Susie O'Neil 22 Aug 2017. Eve Roberts 22 Aug 2017. Chris Barnes 22 Aug 2017. Stephenie Jeffers 22 Aug 2017. Stephen Muller 22 Aug 2017. Martha Lloyd 22 Aug 2017. Carolyn Odle 22 Aug 2017. Louis Brzozka 22 Aug 2017. Richard Brown 22 Aug 2017. Lucas Moore 22 Aug 2017. Jennifer Kennedy 22 Aug 2017. Lisa Grant 22 Aug 2017. Tracy Simmons 22 Aug 2017. Carson Rittel 22 Aug 2017. Andrea Seltrecht 22 Aug 2017. Buck Lyons 22 Aug 2017. Julia Mayers 22 Aug 2017. Michael Roe 22 Aug 2017. Ariana Paul 22 Aug 2017. Darcy Shifflett 22 Aug 2017. Sarah Meadows 22 Aug 2017. Sharon Perry 22 Aug 2017. Sharryn Nankervis 22 Aug 2017. Stephanie Saxe 22 Aug 2017. Tympani Smith 22 Aug 2017. Karen Hathaway 22 Aug 2017. Elizabeth Helme 22 Aug 2017. Chad Marsh 22 Aug 2017. David Shope 22 Aug 2017. Ryan Cole 22 Aug 2017. William Snyder 21 Aug 2017. Peggy Dunlap 21 Aug 2017. Michael Milner 21 Aug 2017. Linda Stewart 21 Aug 2017. Stephen Marshall 21 Aug 2017. Anonymous Anonymous 21 Aug 2017. Joshua Toups 21 Aug 2017. Tonia Bartlett 21 Aug 2017. Bobbie Camp 21 Aug 2017. Jo Booth 21 Aug 2017. Diane Roberts 21 Aug 2017. Holly Anderle 21 Aug 2017. Caty DeWalt 21 Aug 2017. Donna Edmeades 21 Aug 2017. Jay Peltier 21 Aug 2017. Joanie Brown 21 Aug 2017. Michael Colburn 21 Aug 2017. Susie Lynch 21 Aug 2017. Rodolfo Vieira da Silva 21 Aug 2017. Jan Orszulak 21 Aug 2017. Laurent Mercier 21 Aug 2017. Chris Kemp 21 Aug 2017. Joseph Calder 21 Aug 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.