WikiTree Search Hints

The mission of WikiTree is for genealogists to collaborate with each other in order to connect the human family on one tree that's free and accessible to everyone.

Ancestor searches on name along with birth and death dates are available at this site.

How to Search WikiTree® for Family Trees

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  • The Best Way to Search WikiTree: Go to Active Searches for easier searching. At the Active Searches page, you need only to enter your ancestor data once to search all the websites. Active Searches is a free service that creates the optimal searches for your ancestor data.
  • Manually search WikiTree yourself. This will open a new window so you can refer back to the search hints above.

WikiTree Website Capabilities

See the definition of terms for any questions on the meaning of the entries.

x free searches
x free viewing of pedigrees
  paid viewing
x free downloads of pedigrees
  paid downloads (you can copy people from a tree to your own member tree)
x contact information for submitter
  ability to see all the names submitted by a particular researcher
  ability to restrict searches to updates since a specific time
  searches with spouse's name
  searches with parent's names
  searches by place of birth
  searches by place of marriage
  searches by place of death
  searches by country
  searches by state, province, or political subdivision
x searches by date
x ability to specify date ranges for searching
x searches by exact spelling of name
  searches by metaphone
  searches by soundex
x ability to automatically find possible matches in your ancestry