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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Kenneth Hall 24 Nov 2017. Lawrence La Fave 24 Nov 2017. Cynthia Huggins Tonseth 24 Nov 2017. Katherine Noles 24 Nov 2017. Jonathan Kamman 24 Nov 2017. Lucy Evans 24 Nov 2017. Paula Prisbylla 24 Nov 2017. Sabine Brandt 24 Nov 2017. Andy Berry 24 Nov 2017. Sue McEntire 24 Nov 2017. Auston Grisham 24 Nov 2017. Leigh Wood 24 Nov 2017. Patricia Kelly Spurles 24 Nov 2017. Tarsha Watts 24 Nov 2017. Robin Moseley 24 Nov 2017. Steven Mix 24 Nov 2017. E. Michael 24 Nov 2017. Gregory Lauder-Frost 24 Nov 2017. Deanna Brittain 24 Nov 2017. Ron Foster 24 Nov 2017. John Robson 24 Nov 2017. C Pierce 24 Nov 2017. Peggy Livermore 24 Nov 2017. Paul Cunnington 24 Nov 2017. Kristine Long 24 Nov 2017. John Sweazey 24 Nov 2017. Alexandra Anglin 24 Nov 2017. Lynn Lindsay 24 Nov 2017. Laura Lane 24 Nov 2017. Jim Halpin 24 Nov 2017. James Hoisington 24 Nov 2017. Ilse Gericke 24 Nov 2017. Fabrizio Molina Fabbri 24 Nov 2017. Diane Pomponi 24 Nov 2017. Jack Kirrane 24 Nov 2017. Bradley Grass 24 Nov 2017. Anna Todhunter 24 Nov 2017. Samantha Lee 24 Nov 2017. Kim Masters 24 Nov 2017. David Payne 24 Nov 2017. Misti Lane 24 Nov 2017. Barbara Christensen 24 Nov 2017. Chance Gruwell 24 Nov 2017. Tammy Craig 24 Nov 2017. Helen Staines 24 Nov 2017. Marshall Bautista 24 Nov 2017. Simon Kerr 24 Nov 2017. Susan Lear 24 Nov 2017. Josh FitzGerald 24 Nov 2017. Margaret Monroe 24 Nov 2017. Dan Rua 24 Nov 2017. Kevin Shakespeare 24 Nov 2017. Mark Dickens 24 Nov 2017. Brandon Ballew 24 Nov 2017. Sue Bryant 24 Nov 2017. Peter Spalding 24 Nov 2017. Colleen McDonald 24 Nov 2017. Sarah Lehman 24 Nov 2017. Cathy Brewer 24 Nov 2017. Christopher Culp 24 Nov 2017. kj Gautreaux 24 Nov 2017. Angela Welliver 24 Nov 2017. Robert West 24 Nov 2017. Elisha Wright 24 Nov 2017. Minette Hayes 24 Nov 2017. Kyle Ingrum 24 Nov 2017. Raewyn Tait 24 Nov 2017. Therese Kingrey 24 Nov 2017. Lucy Chapman 24 Nov 2017. Nora Pybus 23 Nov 2017. LeighAnn Phillips 23 Nov 2017. Dylan Marx 23 Nov 2017. Dana Austin 23 Nov 2017. Lisa Coolen 23 Nov 2017. Amy Wright 23 Nov 2017. David Smith 23 Nov 2017. John Hanks 23 Nov 2017. Kent Ingrum 23 Nov 2017. Lori Heller 23 Nov 2017. Janet Lowry 23 Nov 2017. Bill Turley 23 Nov 2017. Lisa Sylvester 23 Nov 2017. Shane Allen 23 Nov 2017. Michael St Germain 23 Nov 2017. Ronald Branham 23 Nov 2017. Austin Dowling 23 Nov 2017. Deb Hallett 23 Nov 2017. Chloe Guest 23 Nov 2017. Dan Van Deusen 23 Nov 2017. Christine Charbonneau 23 Nov 2017. Matthew Allmaras 23 Nov 2017. Isabel Monteith 23 Nov 2017. Mary Gillum 23 Nov 2017. Paul Ruppel 23 Nov 2017. Stuart Walker 23 Nov 2017. Jack Cornell 23 Nov 2017. Jeannot Duchesne 23 Nov 2017. Kelly Ling 23 Nov 2017. Mary Del Vecchio 23 Nov 2017. Andrea Blake 23 Nov 2017.

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