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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William Pfeiffer 15 Nov 2018. Tara Dunn 15 Nov 2018. Valerie Addy 15 Nov 2018. Heather Burry 15 Nov 2018. A. Koehler 14 Nov 2018. Robert Anthony Penfold Sweeney 14 Nov 2018. Neil Hawksworth 14 Nov 2018. Jerry Jarvis 14 Nov 2018. Deborah Fedele 14 Nov 2018. Geraldine Glidden 14 Nov 2018. Brad Masterson 14 Nov 2018. Niki Mcmorrough 14 Nov 2018. Larry West 14 Nov 2018. Martha Love 14 Nov 2018. Colleen Loegering 14 Nov 2018. Brandy Collard 14 Nov 2018. Sarah Walker 14 Nov 2018. Kimberly Parish 14 Nov 2018. Tammy Erdmann 14 Nov 2018. Anne Coutts 14 Nov 2018. Kathy Olive 14 Nov 2018. Patsy Delaney 14 Nov 2018. Peter Jackson 14 Nov 2018. K Firstbrook 14 Nov 2018. Preston Leggitt 14 Nov 2018. Andy Hobbs 14 Nov 2018. Annick Salomon 14 Nov 2018. Hazel Spragg 14 Nov 2018. J Coxwell 14 Nov 2018. Tom Kane 14 Nov 2018. Rick Winikoff 14 Nov 2018. Leslie Sewell 14 Nov 2018. Ellen Gustafson 14 Nov 2018. Randolph Spahn 14 Nov 2018. L.e. Salazar 14 Nov 2018. Sarah Henry 14 Nov 2018. Ed Keough 14 Nov 2018. John Vaughn 14 Nov 2018. Peg R 14 Nov 2018. Julie White 14 Nov 2018. Anne Johanson 14 Nov 2018. Robert Withers 14 Nov 2018. Raffaele Borreca 14 Nov 2018. Phil Neufeld 14 Nov 2018. Michael Baker 14 Nov 2018. Tammie Cochran 14 Nov 2018. Calinda Jones 14 Nov 2018. Shawna Welch 14 Nov 2018. BT Shaw 14 Nov 2018. Cynthia Law 14 Nov 2018. Andrew Tovey 14 Nov 2018. Scott Windsor 14 Nov 2018. Franz Grützmacher 14 Nov 2018. Isa Godley 14 Nov 2018. Jeff Pinson 14 Nov 2018. Jeff Kinney 14 Nov 2018. Kathleen Brandel 14 Nov 2018. Bradley Warden 14 Nov 2018. Terry Cox 14 Nov 2018. Van Vanlandingham 14 Nov 2018. Antoine Dubois 14 Nov 2018. Rene De La Rosa 14 Nov 2018. Jamie Shook 14 Nov 2018. Diane Pfeiffer 14 Nov 2018. Charles Town 14 Nov 2018. Renee Cawley 14 Nov 2018. Ronald L Wasson 14 Nov 2018. Kim Clayton 14 Nov 2018. Adam Nilson 14 Nov 2018. Lynda North 14 Nov 2018. John Rause 14 Nov 2018. Jennifer Racicot 14 Nov 2018. Karen Reynolds 14 Nov 2018. s Myers 14 Nov 2018. Kate Thompson 13 Nov 2018. S. Clark 13 Nov 2018. Phil Howell 13 Nov 2018. Renee McBride 13 Nov 2018. David Burton 13 Nov 2018. Drew Salmons 13 Nov 2018. Pam Christopher 13 Nov 2018. Anonymous O'Donley 13 Nov 2018. Valerie Dall'Armi 13 Nov 2018. Charles Stirman 13 Nov 2018. Peter Christie 13 Nov 2018. Linda Ware 13 Nov 2018. Dave Harris 13 Nov 2018. Wayne Wilkins 13 Nov 2018. Christina St. Peter 13 Nov 2018. Jenifer Garrett 13 Nov 2018. Thomas Brown 13 Nov 2018. Mark Reed 13 Nov 2018. Jennifer Bollman 13 Nov 2018. Brad Tompkins 13 Nov 2018. Bonnie Dodge 13 Nov 2018. Krystian Wojtkiewicz 13 Nov 2018. David Wanzenried 13 Nov 2018. Sarah Jennings 13 Nov 2018. Jenny Ramos 13 Nov 2018. Liesel Puchert 13 Nov 2018.

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