Can you trust WikiTree?

It’s a scam, not a legitimate community. If you want to keep your account private, it still shows up in searches and others can edit your people. The users like you and me who volunteer for the site are okay and mean well, but the motivation behind the company are not okay.

How does WikiTree work?

WikiTree supports doing DNA-based genealogy using DNA Ancestor Confirmation Aid (ACA), a tool that allows members to upload the results of their Y-chromosome (Y-DNA) and mitochondrial (mtDNA) tests for purposes of scientifically confirming paternal (male) and maternal (female) relationships within their family tree.

Is WikiTree free?

WikiTree Genealogy: A Family Names. WikiTree is a community of genealogists growing an increasingly-accurate collaborative family tree that’s 100% free for everyone forever. Please join us.

How much does WikiTree cost?

WikiTree is 100% Free It doesn’t cost money to contribute to WikiTree, and it doesn’t cost money to access what you and others have contributed. All the tools are free. All the benefits of membership, every feature and tool, is available to all members who sign the Honor Code. There are no “premium” memberships.

How good is WikiTree?

If you like the idea of a collaborative family tree, then WikiTree certainly has advantages: Ease of adding people, although GEDCOM file import is somewhat limited and onerous. Ease of adding sources and images. Ease of merging profiles, once you’re on the Trusted Lists.

Why is ancestry search not working?

If you have problems with searching on the site, try restarting your browser or clearing your cache. To clear your cache, please see the instructions in the Help page at

Which is better ancestry or MyHeritage?

For more cousin matches from around the world, MyHeritage is the better choice due to their large international customer database. And with its connection to the Ancestry website, AncestryDNA also boasts many more online family trees and more traditional research databases to extend your search even further.

What is the best free genealogy site?

The best free genealogy websites reviewed

  • National Archives. The United States National Archives holds many genealogy records of genealogical importance.
  • Library of Congress.
  • Chronicling America.
  • Allen County Public Library.
  • Ancestry Free Indexes.
  • Ellis Island.
  • Castle Garden.
  • USGenWeb.

How do I find my ancestors for free?

Free General Genealogy Websites

  1. Access Genealogy.
  2. FamilySearch.
  3. HeritageQuest Online.
  4. Olive Tree Genealogy.
  5. RootsWeb.
  6. USGenWeb.
  7. California Digital Newspaper Collection.
  8. Chronicling America.

How is WikiTree funded?

See virtually no advertisements — WikiTree is funded through ads shown to visitors and members who don’t sign the Honor Code.

Is there a WikiTree app?

App Genealogy | WikiTree FREE Family Tree.

What is WikiTree G2G?

Welcome to G2G, the Genealogist-to-Genealogist forum. WikiTree is all about collaboration. Whereas most collaboration on WikiTree is between family members and distant cousins, G2G is for genealogists who want to help each other regardless of family connection.

Why is WikiTree getting so many bad reviews?

WikiTree funnels your information to My Heritage, which is a paid site and which “sponsors” WikiTree. It may sell your information to other sites. Who knows.. Look closely and you’ll find no direct accountability, no direct contacts, no recourse if you want to remove all your information from this entity.

Who is the host of the WikiTree challenge?

The WikiTree Challenge : See what our community discovered about the roots of our special guest star Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., host of PBS TV’s “Finding Your Roots.” Member of the Week: Jutta Beer leads the Carmarthenshire Team in the Wales Project .

How many people are connected to WikiTree family tree?

Our tree includes 27,098,935 profiles (8,259,138 with DNA test connections) edited by 815,086 genealogists from around the world. Profile of the Week: Frida Kahlo. Which 20th century artist are you most closely connected to?

Is it safe to leave WikiTree genealogy site?

Your genealogy is a commodity. Think long and hard about joining this site because you’re signing away all rights to remove or edit your people as you wish. Even if you leave this site, try to delete your account, they retain your valuable genealogy material. Forever.