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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Alexandra Baumbusch 22 Apr 2018. Heather Ponsano 22 Apr 2018. Warren Bullock 22 Apr 2018. Michele Taylor 22 Apr 2018. Jaclyn Crone 22 Apr 2018. Jonathan Bjornson 22 Apr 2018. Jennifer Kerns 22 Apr 2018. Taylor Karnes 22 Apr 2018. Kerri Kellogg 22 Apr 2018. Bernice Dale 22 Apr 2018. Denise Cusick 22 Apr 2018. Valeria Watkins 22 Apr 2018. Charles Roelant 22 Apr 2018. Tammara George 22 Apr 2018. Randy Holder 22 Apr 2018. Taylor Baysinger 22 Apr 2018. Bev Dollar 22 Apr 2018. Steven Morgan 22 Apr 2018. J Goettsch 21 Apr 2018. Allison Lakelin 21 Apr 2018. Judy McCook 21 Apr 2018. Carlos Egan 21 Apr 2018. Robert Williams 21 Apr 2018. Barbara Boyette 21 Apr 2018. Carey Dobbins 21 Apr 2018. Pip Sheppard 21 Apr 2018. Jacqueline Murray 21 Apr 2018. Patricia Close 21 Apr 2018. M. Romo 21 Apr 2018. Mark Hankins 21 Apr 2018. Zachary Clement 21 Apr 2018. Gladys Sparks 21 Apr 2018. James Graves 21 Apr 2018. S Manley 21 Apr 2018. Charity Helms 21 Apr 2018. Sandra LaHaie 21 Apr 2018. Deborah Estelle 21 Apr 2018. Federico Gesualdo 21 Apr 2018. Joseph Wilcox 21 Apr 2018. Becky Sullins 21 Apr 2018. Paul Foster 21 Apr 2018. Rebeca Martell 21 Apr 2018. Quinn Rathert 21 Apr 2018. Douglas Einarson 21 Apr 2018. Lionel Parnes 21 Apr 2018. Sharon Greer 21 Apr 2018. Angell Sousa 21 Apr 2018. Michael Wester 21 Apr 2018. William Cheshire 21 Apr 2018. Cameron Tarnas 21 Apr 2018. Paul Binneboese 21 Apr 2018. Cameron Stell 21 Apr 2018. Daya Ryelle 21 Apr 2018. Andrew Hall 21 Apr 2018. Pete Collins 21 Apr 2018. Angela Naranjo 21 Apr 2018. Kim Babb 21 Apr 2018. Matthew Hickerson 21 Apr 2018. Judy Raydo 21 Apr 2018. Warwick McCall 21 Apr 2018. Marie Carna 21 Apr 2018. Jukka Salakari 21 Apr 2018. Phyllis Embury 21 Apr 2018. Victoria Johnston 21 Apr 2018. Ron MacKenzie 21 Apr 2018. Sarra Lord 21 Apr 2018. Lesley Conway 21 Apr 2018. Paul Sonnekus 21 Apr 2018. P Fankhauser 21 Apr 2018. Kimberly Gaudette 21 Apr 2018. Virginia Collum 21 Apr 2018. Ashlie Harris 21 Apr 2018. Nicolas Donnelly 21 Apr 2018. Rosalie Panasewycz 21 Apr 2018. L Rogers 21 Apr 2018. Meghan Schubert 21 Apr 2018. Keri Gordon 21 Apr 2018. CM Ashby 21 Apr 2018. Joshua Tudor 21 Apr 2018. Nick McEntire 21 Apr 2018. Candace Willard 21 Apr 2018. Lisa Loos 21 Apr 2018. Harlan Hawks 21 Apr 2018. Joy Beer 21 Apr 2018. K O'Meara 21 Apr 2018. Rachel Cross 21 Apr 2018. Angelia Wallace 21 Apr 2018. Malcolm Sinclair 21 Apr 2018. Jill Hawkins 21 Apr 2018. Paul Luskin 21 Apr 2018. Dawn Anderson 20 Apr 2018. Lisa Spiegel 20 Apr 2018. Jossie Washington 20 Apr 2018. Rosemarie Wilhite 20 Apr 2018. Richard Boykin 20 Apr 2018. Rachel Miller 20 Apr 2018. Michelle Hartman 20 Apr 2018. Glenn Mensch 20 Apr 2018. MK Hopkins 20 Apr 2018. Greg Back 20 Apr 2018.

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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.