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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Marie Cashin 24 Mar 2017. Victoria Rice 24 Mar 2017. Mae Schindler 24 Mar 2017. Cora Marshall 24 Mar 2017. James H Peyatt 24 Mar 2017. Fritz Gram 24 Mar 2017. Norma Durgin 24 Mar 2017. Christopher Chambers 24 Mar 2017. L Fennimore 24 Mar 2017. Laura Campbell 24 Mar 2017. David Kingston 24 Mar 2017. Kelly Faircloth 24 Mar 2017. Tom MacPhail 24 Mar 2017. Richard Armstrong 24 Mar 2017. Rex Schultz 24 Mar 2017. Bryan Wakat 24 Mar 2017. David Furlong 24 Mar 2017. Bryce Bouwens 24 Mar 2017. Ted Rolle 24 Mar 2017. Chas Parker 24 Mar 2017. Desiree Swink 24 Mar 2017. Sandy Donohue 24 Mar 2017. Alfred Joyner 24 Mar 2017. Angela Lambert 24 Mar 2017. Terry King 24 Mar 2017. Steve Kearley 24 Mar 2017. Mark Tilley 24 Mar 2017. Victor Clouston 24 Mar 2017. Carin Farris 24 Mar 2017. Kathleen Smith 24 Mar 2017. Ed Wiorek 24 Mar 2017. Paul Roberton 24 Mar 2017. Linda Straley 24 Mar 2017. Wayne Becker 24 Mar 2017. Cassandra Walling 24 Mar 2017. Donna Ackors 24 Mar 2017. Daniƫl van der Schyff 24 Mar 2017. Bianca Ward 24 Mar 2017. Danny Marsh 24 Mar 2017. Sam Stofferahn 24 Mar 2017. Dale Hill 24 Mar 2017. CJ Hoover 24 Mar 2017. Todd Peppers 24 Mar 2017. April Norris 24 Mar 2017. Christopher Dwyer 24 Mar 2017. Marty Gregory 24 Mar 2017. Timothy Bloyd 24 Mar 2017. Kathie Calhoun 24 Mar 2017. Lora Salyer 24 Mar 2017. Kim Morris 24 Mar 2017. Michael Power 24 Mar 2017. Treva Plunkett 24 Mar 2017. Paul Bowen 24 Mar 2017. Kevin Coughlin 24 Mar 2017. Clark Gantzer 23 Mar 2017. Billie Erickson 23 Mar 2017. Lachlan Phillips 23 Mar 2017. Sherril-Lea Allan 23 Mar 2017. Darleah Winsted 23 Mar 2017. Patrick Chapman 23 Mar 2017. Meaghan Evans 23 Mar 2017. Sharon Hargrove 23 Mar 2017. Lars Hachmann 23 Mar 2017. Megan Brown 23 Mar 2017. Janey Conley-Schultz 23 Mar 2017. Margaret Griffin 23 Mar 2017. Nancy Westfall 23 Mar 2017. Sharon Dial 23 Mar 2017. Kjell Hjelm 23 Mar 2017. Jack Hartong 23 Mar 2017. LuAnn Patterson 23 Mar 2017. Frank Burnett 23 Mar 2017. James Boarer 23 Mar 2017. Mollie Hildreth 23 Mar 2017. Jeremy Day 23 Mar 2017. Georgie O'Neill 23 Mar 2017. Bella Donnelly 23 Mar 2017. Patricia Jepsen 23 Mar 2017. Kimberly Carter 23 Mar 2017. Angelika Szenwic 23 Mar 2017. Kevin Moonen 23 Mar 2017. Breanna James 23 Mar 2017. John Wahl 23 Mar 2017. Barbara Bechtel 23 Mar 2017. Jenn Stronach 23 Mar 2017. Eileen Overbeck 23 Mar 2017. Katie Meredith 23 Mar 2017. Mandy House 23 Mar 2017. Sharone Bershatski 23 Mar 2017. Peter R.A. Flynn 23 Mar 2017. Dubravka Delijevski 23 Mar 2017. David Shortt 23 Mar 2017. Wayne Dix 23 Mar 2017. Trish Allen 23 Mar 2017. James O'Donoghue 23 Mar 2017. Derrick Smith 23 Mar 2017. Chris Otto 23 Mar 2017. Klaus Beckstette 23 Mar 2017. David Stafford 23 Mar 2017. Susan Steyn 23 Mar 2017.

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