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 forever.

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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Jason Cull 7 Jun 2022. David du Toit 7 Jun 2022. Tilla van Dongen 7 Jun 2022. Sean Hewitt 7 Jun 2022. Melody Evans 7 Jun 2022. Krisann Robles 7 Jun 2022. JC Zavala 7 Jun 2022. Anonymous Carson 7 Jun 2022. Jim Ferguson 7 Jun 2022. Carlene Hond 7 Jun 2022. Anonymous Phillips 7 Jun 2022. S Cooper 7 Jun 2022. Corinna Evans 7 Jun 2022. K Coffman 7 Jun 2022. Sharon Pontelandolfo 7 Jun 2022. L. Lynch 7 Jun 2022. Sheila C 7 Jun 2022. Patrick Euans 7 Jun 2022. Ellis Tallman 7 Jun 2022. David Rhein 7 Jun 2022. Rebecca Ann Foy 7 Jun 2022. Donna Reitz 7 Jun 2022. John Chilstone 6 Jun 2022. James Talkington 6 Jun 2022. Reiner Kerntke 6 Jun 2022. Hart Hart 6 Jun 2022. Rebecca Thames-Simmons 6 Jun 2022. Marilyn MacDonald 6 Jun 2022. Brittany Gossett 6 Jun 2022. Cindy Fiore 6 Jun 2022. RIch Schardan 6 Jun 2022. Angelina Gonzales 6 Jun 2022. M Goebel 6 Jun 2022. Jack Smith 6 Jun 2022. Robert Stites 6 Jun 2022. James Davis 6 Jun 2022. Vicki Adams 6 Jun 2022. Bruce Woodson 6 Jun 2022. Michael McClure 6 Jun 2022. Janet Etter 6 Jun 2022. Dennis Shaver 6 Jun 2022. S. Thompson 6 Jun 2022. Jacobus Martinus de Vries 6 Jun 2022. Michele Malone 6 Jun 2022. Keith Massie 6 Jun 2022. Yasmin Hana Spencer 6 Jun 2022. Steven King 6 Jun 2022. Lori Wright 6 Jun 2022. Anonymous Bayles 6 Jun 2022. Camille Richou 6 Jun 2022. Martin Elliott 6 Jun 2022. Amanda Cunningham 6 Jun 2022. Kristan Mathews 6 Jun 2022. Hammer Griffin 6 Jun 2022. Julia Griggs 6 Jun 2022. Mark Russell 6 Jun 2022. John Francis 6 Jun 2022. Kerry Powell 6 Jun 2022. Beverley Winn 6 Jun 2022. M Crawford 6 Jun 2022. Megan Taylor 6 Jun 2022. Annette Vanderpool 6 Jun 2022. Kevin Callahan 6 Jun 2022. Lisa Davidson 6 Jun 2022. J Short 6 Jun 2022. Brian Moore 6 Jun 2022. Susan Dickenson 6 Jun 2022. Juanita Stover 6 Jun 2022. Lauren Holder 6 Jun 2022. Chris Simmonds 6 Jun 2022. Barry Walzberg 6 Jun 2022. Deb Earl 6 Jun 2022. Susan Rao 6 Jun 2022. Lynne Currie 6 Jun 2022. Catherine Davis 6 Jun 2022. Stephanie Wilson 6 Jun 2022. Tammy Smith 6 Jun 2022. Grant Wolf 6 Jun 2022. Vicky Willoughby 6 Jun 2022. Karen Strange 6 Jun 2022. Lisa Wisniewski 6 Jun 2022. Jo Ann Sclafini 6 Jun 2022. Judy Wyckoff 6 Jun 2022. Susan Johnson 5 Jun 2022. Leslie Pfeifer 5 Jun 2022. Max Wurr 5 Jun 2022. Lenore Stewart 5 Jun 2022. Dominique Langlois 5 Jun 2022. Jodie Bird 5 Jun 2022. Kim Burke 5 Jun 2022. David Cottrell 5 Jun 2022. Marie Christy 5 Jun 2022. Janis Walworth 5 Jun 2022. Veronica Clifton 5 Jun 2022. Jean Michele Johnston 5 Jun 2022. Marilyn Dunning 5 Jun 2022. Mary Anderson 5 Jun 2022. Sheri Egeberg 5 Jun 2022. Thomas Curbishley 5 Jun 2022. Galen Pittman 5 Jun 2022.

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