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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David Campbell 15 Dec 2017. Kathie Fortner 15 Dec 2017. Joel Schoenmeyer 15 Dec 2017. Nancy Sinnett 15 Dec 2017. James Lewis 15 Dec 2017. Dan Spencer 15 Dec 2017. Julia Cooke 15 Dec 2017. Shelley Taylor 15 Dec 2017. Johan Grobler 15 Dec 2017. P Screach 15 Dec 2017. Avril Urencio Del Rio 15 Dec 2017. Neal Chance 15 Dec 2017. Steven Reynolds 15 Dec 2017. Kent Hathaway 15 Dec 2017. Karen Rudd 15 Dec 2017. David Cohen 15 Dec 2017. Michael Franklin 15 Dec 2017. Christopher Lamb 15 Dec 2017. Darlene Marquardt 15 Dec 2017. Jim Terry 15 Dec 2017. Heather Large 15 Dec 2017. Graham Forbes 15 Dec 2017. Jim Woolum 15 Dec 2017. Charita Rogers 15 Dec 2017. Shane Barclay 15 Dec 2017. Tami Flanagan 15 Dec 2017. Marc Holliday 15 Dec 2017. Amanda Houchin 15 Dec 2017. Shawn Windom 15 Dec 2017. Jeff Mcneill 15 Dec 2017. J Bryan 15 Dec 2017. Deb Parsons 14 Dec 2017. Shelly Denney 14 Dec 2017. Fonda Lucas 14 Dec 2017. Christian Fuller 14 Dec 2017. Bill Saathoff 14 Dec 2017. Natalie Harris 14 Dec 2017. Tracey LaPierre 14 Dec 2017. Andries van Tonder 14 Dec 2017. Johanna Reuter Orlowski 14 Dec 2017. Phil Jones 14 Dec 2017. Joe Morse 14 Dec 2017. Elizabeth Brandstatter 14 Dec 2017. Jerry Jakubowski 14 Dec 2017. Michael Rösch 14 Dec 2017. Alice Clark 14 Dec 2017. Tina Bishop 14 Dec 2017. Christopher Thrasher 14 Dec 2017. Danielle Burchfield 14 Dec 2017. Augustine Godwin Smith 14 Dec 2017. Mark Armstrong 14 Dec 2017. Steph Kurin 14 Dec 2017. Gary Lounsberry 14 Dec 2017. David Milroy 14 Dec 2017. Gayle Churchill 14 Dec 2017. Colette Reum 14 Dec 2017. Gina Black 14 Dec 2017. Jeffrey Adams 14 Dec 2017. Neil Smith 14 Dec 2017. Glenn Craig 14 Dec 2017. Jeni Senter 14 Dec 2017. Michael Howden 14 Dec 2017. Holly McNiven 14 Dec 2017. Bill Eubanks 14 Dec 2017. Claudia Kane 14 Dec 2017. Annie Lindsey 14 Dec 2017. Dulci Zemanek 14 Dec 2017. Harry Stroot 14 Dec 2017. Randy Walsh 14 Dec 2017. Morris McKee 14 Dec 2017. Karen Hiemstra 14 Dec 2017. Tania Chambers 14 Dec 2017. Keith Presley 14 Dec 2017. Arlis Ross 14 Dec 2017. Tom Knox 14 Dec 2017. Amy Byrdic 14 Dec 2017. Robert Navarre 14 Dec 2017. Lynne Traynor 14 Dec 2017. Simon Fidler 14 Dec 2017. Kevin Thompson 14 Dec 2017. W.m. Sheffield 14 Dec 2017. Tony Ledbetter 14 Dec 2017. Stacy Gray 14 Dec 2017. Elisabeth Godwin 14 Dec 2017. Eero Ruokostenpohja 14 Dec 2017. Jennifer Beasley 14 Dec 2017. Robert Ellis 14 Dec 2017. Norma Giaccio 14 Dec 2017. David Oxman 14 Dec 2017. Brandon Dabkowski 14 Dec 2017. Anders Törnberg 14 Dec 2017. Robin Flewelling 14 Dec 2017. Hannes Nienaber 14 Dec 2017. Katy Pelletier 14 Dec 2017. D. List 14 Dec 2017. Janet Gaynor 14 Dec 2017. E. Peterson 14 Dec 2017. Sandra Rodgers 14 Dec 2017. Kaye Shipley 14 Dec 2017. Emily Rouse 14 Dec 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.