Thursday, May 3, 2012

WikiTree Invites Digital Signatures on Wiki Genealogist Honor Code



WikiTree is now inviting current and new members to review and sign the Wiki Genealogist Honor Code. Signatures and signing dates are published for everyone to see.

The Honor Code lays out the WikiTree community's shared ethics and principles. Its nine simple points establish basic rules for open collaboration, respect for copyrights and privacy, the acknowledgement of other researchers, and the importance of citing sources.

The Honor Code helps create a sense of mutual trust so that all members understand that they are working towards the same goal: an ever-improving, increasingly accurate worldwide family tree that will help make family history free and accessible to everyone.

WikiTree is 100% free for genealogists who sign the Honor Code and all their family members. Family members don't need to sign the Honor Code; however, without signing the Honor Code, they will only be able to make limited contributions and changes.

New members need to be invited by current WikiTree members. If you don't know anyone in the community, here is a list of members who welcome invitation requests from genealogists and family historians.

See http://www.WikiTree.com/wiki/Special:Honor_Code.

About WikiTree: WikiTree's mission is to grow a single worldwide family tree which will ultimately make genealogy free and accessible for everyone. Privacy and collaboration are balanced so that families can share personal information while at the same time growing a valuable genealogical resource with distant cousins and strangers. WikiTree is entirely free for everyone but new members must be invited by a family member or fellow genealogist. See http://www.WikiTree.com.