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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Dan Puhalo 25 Jun 2017. Elaine Perry 25 Jun 2017. Charles Jennings 25 Jun 2017. ChloƩ Williams 25 Jun 2017. Richard Adamson 25 Jun 2017. Liz Ward 25 Jun 2017. Anonymous Huling 25 Jun 2017. Kim Pringle 25 Jun 2017. Vanessa Cody 25 Jun 2017. Ralph Grant 25 Jun 2017. Johnnette Saye 25 Jun 2017. Jim Ryan 25 Jun 2017. Lucia Grosner 25 Jun 2017. Karen Wright 25 Jun 2017. Heather Poindexter 25 Jun 2017. Stephanie Boyett 25 Jun 2017. Fiona Smart 25 Jun 2017. Vanessa Vance 25 Jun 2017. Allison Maxwell 25 Jun 2017. Jennifer Ziegelbauer 25 Jun 2017. Jan Holton 25 Jun 2017. Sharon Harmon 25 Jun 2017. Rachel Oberer 25 Jun 2017. Tammy Driver 25 Jun 2017. S Stepp 25 Jun 2017. Dave Lawson 25 Jun 2017. Paul Guin 25 Jun 2017. Vickie Huckeba 25 Jun 2017. Phil Hapgood 25 Jun 2017. Karon Bell 25 Jun 2017. Helen Weybury 25 Jun 2017. Kevin Beach 24 Jun 2017. Kathie Sarchet 24 Jun 2017. Craig Payton 24 Jun 2017. Rita Summers 24 Jun 2017. Milton Dale 24 Jun 2017. Laura Anderson 24 Jun 2017. Matthew Durrant 24 Jun 2017. Paulsori Sori 24 Jun 2017. Bill Titus 24 Jun 2017. Peter Magnusson 24 Jun 2017. Benjamin Floyd 24 Jun 2017. A. T. Silk 24 Jun 2017. Trisha Christian 24 Jun 2017. Barbara Mone 24 Jun 2017. Tammy Freeman 24 Jun 2017. C Rowell 24 Jun 2017. Sue Hobson 24 Jun 2017. Katie Richardson 24 Jun 2017. Evony Smith 24 Jun 2017. Angela Davis 24 Jun 2017. Michael Halloran 24 Jun 2017. Frank Evans 24 Jun 2017. Nancy Cleary 24 Jun 2017. Matthew Young 24 Jun 2017. Annette Richardson 24 Jun 2017. Alice Zich 24 Jun 2017. Neil Coker 24 Jun 2017. Shontrelle Hatton 24 Jun 2017. David Dallago 24 Jun 2017. Tom Clever 24 Jun 2017. Paula Coleman x 24 Jun 2017. Tony Woods 24 Jun 2017. James Sullivan 24 Jun 2017. Peter Eckhardt 24 Jun 2017. Geary Woods 24 Jun 2017. Kimberley Popp 24 Jun 2017. Chance Litton 24 Jun 2017. Brian Holland 24 Jun 2017. Alex Luken 24 Jun 2017. Crystal Bozarth 24 Jun 2017. Tibor Ivanov 24 Jun 2017. William Benton 24 Jun 2017. Jane Friedrichsen 24 Jun 2017. Bruce Ma'auga 24 Jun 2017. David Halse Rogers 24 Jun 2017. Franklin Courter 24 Jun 2017. Ken Pearson 24 Jun 2017. Sandra Broussard 24 Jun 2017. Hunter Harrell 24 Jun 2017. R Boyce 24 Jun 2017. Kate Hames 24 Jun 2017. Becky Coffman 24 Jun 2017. Mike Bennett 24 Jun 2017. Lee Haynes 24 Jun 2017. Blanca Perez 24 Jun 2017. Ian Norris 24 Jun 2017. Melissa Bailey 24 Jun 2017. Fran Cashman 24 Jun 2017. Elizabeth Brown 24 Jun 2017. Shannon Owings 24 Jun 2017. Dennine Williams 24 Jun 2017. Dianna Wellman 24 Jun 2017. Wendy Callahan 24 Jun 2017. Larry Ploetz 24 Jun 2017. David Mendoza 24 Jun 2017. Philip Davis 24 Jun 2017. Ron Giamongo 24 Jun 2017. Cindi Hawkins 23 Jun 2017. Wendy Lawler 23 Jun 2017.

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