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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Andrea Layne 18 Jan 2019. Louisa Scheepers 18 Jan 2019. Charles Stalvey 18 Jan 2019. Cynthia Newton 18 Jan 2019. Mark Owens 18 Jan 2019. Harsh Goel 18 Jan 2019. Durrell Dallas 18 Jan 2019. Tim Watkins 18 Jan 2019. Trenda Guillotte 18 Jan 2019. Erin Sullivan 18 Jan 2019. Stephen Besson 18 Jan 2019. K. Best 18 Jan 2019. Russell Cooper 18 Jan 2019. Vicki Abbott 18 Jan 2019. Gerard Chiasson 18 Jan 2019. Joshua Woosley 18 Jan 2019. Ruth Pendergrast 18 Jan 2019. Craig Mackey 18 Jan 2019. Dyann Boyd 18 Jan 2019. M Hoy 18 Jan 2019. Corina Eshom 18 Jan 2019. Lynnette Frary 18 Jan 2019. Sharon Lockhart 18 Jan 2019. Luanne Kinder 18 Jan 2019. Keri Williamson 18 Jan 2019. James Linderman 18 Jan 2019. Sarah Sanders 18 Jan 2019. Jonell Borum 17 Jan 2019. Madeline Moon 17 Jan 2019. Marguerite Alderton 17 Jan 2019. Mark Hepworth 17 Jan 2019. Udo Bonkowski 17 Jan 2019. Rorie Fore 17 Jan 2019. Katrina Park 17 Jan 2019. Maria Rodriguez Trigo 17 Jan 2019. Anonymous Juniper 17 Jan 2019. Grant White 17 Jan 2019. Damian Brankin 17 Jan 2019. Mark Foshee 17 Jan 2019. Cecil Austin 17 Jan 2019. Lindsay Ball 17 Jan 2019. Thom Benedict 17 Jan 2019. Larry Patterson 17 Jan 2019. C.l. Ferris 17 Jan 2019. John Rybenski 17 Jan 2019. William Pezalla 17 Jan 2019. Robert O'Connor 17 Jan 2019. Emily Miller 17 Jan 2019. JL Weltram Lequeux 17 Jan 2019. Jennifer DesRochers 17 Jan 2019. Matthew Johnson 17 Jan 2019. Stephanie Magnan 17 Jan 2019. Shari Francis 17 Jan 2019. Randall Lowe 17 Jan 2019. Cinde Iacovacci 17 Jan 2019. Collin Douthit 17 Jan 2019. Ronnie Cooper 17 Jan 2019. John Ramirez 17 Jan 2019. Jeremiah Abner 17 Jan 2019. Deana Carlson 17 Jan 2019. Margaret Pruitt 17 Jan 2019. George Clark 17 Jan 2019. William Thompson 17 Jan 2019. Karen Horner 17 Jan 2019. Terry Good 17 Jan 2019. Frank Gardiner 17 Jan 2019. Chandra Martin 17 Jan 2019. Licia Kubik 17 Jan 2019. M Hickford 17 Jan 2019. Holly Duncan 17 Jan 2019. Tim Brennan 17 Jan 2019. Chris Lamas 17 Jan 2019. Jorge Jimenez 17 Jan 2019. Nancy Schorr 17 Jan 2019. Jerry Scripter 17 Jan 2019. Christopher B. Cowart 17 Jan 2019. Brad Weakley 17 Jan 2019. Bud Denson 17 Jan 2019. Melissa Gannuch 17 Jan 2019. James Seaman 17 Jan 2019. Dirk Dunning 17 Jan 2019. Nicole Rardin 17 Jan 2019. KyTera Creel 17 Jan 2019. Robin Poe 17 Jan 2019. Roger Green 17 Jan 2019. Lauren Laster 17 Jan 2019. John Archer 17 Jan 2019. John Volk 17 Jan 2019. Trish Sutter 17 Jan 2019. Tonya Pfoutz-Phillips 17 Jan 2019. Kevin Swanson 17 Jan 2019. Karen Regan 17 Jan 2019. Leslie Scotchmer 17 Jan 2019. Rebecca Adler 17 Jan 2019. L Trevino 17 Jan 2019. Sherri Kauker 17 Jan 2019. Jamie Howard 16 Jan 2019. Ron Kelman 16 Jan 2019. Bobbi-Joanne Perisic 16 Jan 2019. Audra Grimes 16 Jan 2019.

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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.