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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Mayurbhai Sankalia 16 Aug 2018. Roy Irick 16 Aug 2018. Serenity Blauvelt 16 Aug 2018. Judy Partridge 16 Aug 2018. E M Lever 16 Aug 2018. Lou Sanchez-Chopitea 16 Aug 2018. Ian Mattsson 16 Aug 2018. Rebecca Pauley 16 Aug 2018. Rickard Gullberg 16 Aug 2018. Gary Hawley 16 Aug 2018. Amanda Sealey 16 Aug 2018. Ken Duus 16 Aug 2018. Amanda Amos 16 Aug 2018. Nanette Hoover 16 Aug 2018. Catarina Bannier 16 Aug 2018. Beth Schlader 16 Aug 2018. Rose Cantalini 16 Aug 2018. John Blowfield 16 Aug 2018. Kay Below 16 Aug 2018. Cynthia Like 16 Aug 2018. Jason Garver 16 Aug 2018. Deanna Rausch 16 Aug 2018. Kelsey Arendt 16 Aug 2018. Kristina Scruggs 16 Aug 2018. Robert J. Smith 16 Aug 2018. Chris Bigenho 16 Aug 2018. Rhonda Blackburn 15 Aug 2018. John Maher 15 Aug 2018. Barbara Carter 15 Aug 2018. Jodi Winchester 15 Aug 2018. Maya Haynes 15 Aug 2018. Anna Castle 15 Aug 2018. Coutu Perras 15 Aug 2018. Johannie Havenga 15 Aug 2018. Judy Sarsgard 15 Aug 2018. Robert Carter 15 Aug 2018. Miika Rimmi 15 Aug 2018. Donna Green 15 Aug 2018. N Kennedy 15 Aug 2018. Leokadia Zdziebko 15 Aug 2018. Balinda Stephens 15 Aug 2018. Phillip White 15 Aug 2018. L Moore 15 Aug 2018. Marjorie Haskell 15 Aug 2018. Douglas Hogmire 15 Aug 2018. Francine Newsome 15 Aug 2018. Susan Tod Clayton 15 Aug 2018. Kathryna Honsaker 15 Aug 2018. H Kelly 15 Aug 2018. David Beresford 15 Aug 2018. Frank Boyd 15 Aug 2018. Karlene Wiemann 15 Aug 2018. Mandy Emmerson 15 Aug 2018. Shelly Burmeister 15 Aug 2018. Donald McCullough 15 Aug 2018. Sue Coppley 15 Aug 2018. Andrew Large 15 Aug 2018. Kathy Knight 15 Aug 2018. Eileen Sheehan 15 Aug 2018. Tammy Verlander 15 Aug 2018. Simon Pickering-Copley 15 Aug 2018. Susie Hartsell 15 Aug 2018. Rebecca Mott 15 Aug 2018. Peter Speight 15 Aug 2018. Denise Davis 15 Aug 2018. E R Foose 15 Aug 2018. Cathy Craney 15 Aug 2018. Michael Cushman 15 Aug 2018. Moira Maughan 15 Aug 2018. Helen Payne 15 Aug 2018. Stuart McIntosh 15 Aug 2018. Nadia A 15 Aug 2018. Bill Peters 15 Aug 2018. Dody McCoy 15 Aug 2018. H S 15 Aug 2018. George Dewtie 15 Aug 2018. Piper O'Donnell 15 Aug 2018. Margaret Moss 15 Aug 2018. Ashleigh Joyner 15 Aug 2018. Sheila Souders 15 Aug 2018. Tim Barber 15 Aug 2018. Jennifer Hendricks 15 Aug 2018. Robert Werthmann 15 Aug 2018. Tracey Rose 15 Aug 2018. Suzanne MacGregor 15 Aug 2018. Sheryl McPhee 15 Aug 2018. Laverne Irvin 15 Aug 2018. Michelle Archer 14 Aug 2018. David Lewis 14 Aug 2018. Kathlene Fuher 14 Aug 2018. Gina Pettus 14 Aug 2018. Timothy Fitz-Randolph 14 Aug 2018. Ona Gonyon 14 Aug 2018. M. Evans 14 Aug 2018. Kent Barnes 14 Aug 2018. Thomas Shantz 14 Aug 2018. W. V. 14 Aug 2018. James Gomez 14 Aug 2018. Barbara Macgillivray 14 Aug 2018. Michael Norton 14 Aug 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.