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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Kimberly Spettel 20 Apr 2019. Rebecca Talley 20 Apr 2019. Alex Tolby 20 Apr 2019. Tamara Jarrell 20 Apr 2019. Maureen Murdock 20 Apr 2019. Richard Heffernan 20 Apr 2019. Heather Howard 20 Apr 2019. Teresa Ballinger 20 Apr 2019. Dennis Awbrey 20 Apr 2019. Guillaume Romagny 20 Apr 2019. Amy Jurgenson 20 Apr 2019. Susan Corsi 20 Apr 2019. Marie Masino 20 Apr 2019. Norm Schmidtke 20 Apr 2019. Lisa Calder 20 Apr 2019. Geoff Harwood 20 Apr 2019. Virginia Yates 20 Apr 2019. Cindi Hagley 20 Apr 2019. Joyce Johns 20 Apr 2019. SA Anonymous 20 Apr 2019. Roger Bayless 20 Apr 2019. Tonja Melton 20 Apr 2019. Janis McElmurry 20 Apr 2019. Dr Kelly 20 Apr 2019. Jodi Taylor 20 Apr 2019. Cara Campbell Woods 20 Apr 2019. Yvonne Dumont 20 Apr 2019. Bob Auton 20 Apr 2019. Jonathan Hurst 20 Apr 2019. Beth O’Brien 20 Apr 2019. Dessia Miller 20 Apr 2019. Katherine MacAlpine 20 Apr 2019. Geanelle Page 19 Apr 2019. Karl Hagemann 19 Apr 2019. D Hamilton 19 Apr 2019. Eva Fadel 19 Apr 2019. James Tintinger 19 Apr 2019. Jonathon Wild 19 Apr 2019. Emily Gentry 19 Apr 2019. Oliver Boutte 19 Apr 2019. Anon Cormack 19 Apr 2019. Di Rork 19 Apr 2019. Howard Mitchell 19 Apr 2019. Nicole Peter 19 Apr 2019. Brooke Nelson 19 Apr 2019. Diane Clayton 19 Apr 2019. Kelly Chavez 19 Apr 2019. Theresa van Greunen 19 Apr 2019. Pam Vick 19 Apr 2019. Sara Bush 19 Apr 2019. Linda Welch 19 Apr 2019. Michael May 19 Apr 2019. Richard Pridemore 19 Apr 2019. Rae Davis 19 Apr 2019. C Gillespie 19 Apr 2019. Donna Millan 19 Apr 2019. Doug Mitton 19 Apr 2019. Jemma Bradley 19 Apr 2019. Frederick Lombard 19 Apr 2019. Teresa Morgan 19 Apr 2019. Sue Combs 19 Apr 2019. Jessica Hughes 19 Apr 2019. William Hecker 19 Apr 2019. Graeme Old 19 Apr 2019. Bruce Van Vessem 19 Apr 2019. Stephanie Kipp 19 Apr 2019. Suzanne McLean 19 Apr 2019. Ivone Kirkpatrick 19 Apr 2019. Deni Hoffman 19 Apr 2019. Joan Woolfe 19 Apr 2019. Billy Carr 19 Apr 2019. Justin Heap 19 Apr 2019. Nicole Trost 19 Apr 2019. Chris Bacon 19 Apr 2019. Shari Pay 19 Apr 2019. Karen Sydow 19 Apr 2019. Doug Cole 19 Apr 2019. K Sheely 19 Apr 2019. Pam Brown 19 Apr 2019. Hannah Gordon 18 Apr 2019. Kristy Andrews 18 Apr 2019. Treisa Dugas 18 Apr 2019. Jeremiah Holt 18 Apr 2019. A Sorensen 18 Apr 2019. Paulo Fernandes 18 Apr 2019. Silvia Demmy 18 Apr 2019. Marlene Bottino 18 Apr 2019. Anna Jo Reid 18 Apr 2019. Tiffany Woods 18 Apr 2019. Christina Virgen 18 Apr 2019. Sandra Nagel 18 Apr 2019. L.j. Bishop 18 Apr 2019. Frank Eliot 18 Apr 2019. Kian Gray-Hull 18 Apr 2019. Becky Roberts 18 Apr 2019. Gerrius Vroom 18 Apr 2019. K Robinson 18 Apr 2019. Donald Balhoff 18 Apr 2019. Tami Bucholtz 18 Apr 2019. Cindy Torrey 18 Apr 2019.

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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.