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This is a proposal for a new WMF sister project.
Status of the proposal
Statusunder discussion
Technical requirements
Development wiki

A place where individuals can submit their family trees and have them sewn into the whole. Ultimately creating a universal tree. In every family there is always that one genealogy buff who compiles the family tree for the whole family, it would be almost trivial to implement a project that would make all that valuable information public and easily accessible. Imagine the implications for disease research!

Proposed by[edit]

Shoshana Tabakman, Mordecai Adler

Alternative names[edit]

WikiFamily, WikiGenealogy

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People interested[edit]


  • Oppose Oppose There are already, 23andMe, etc. for this. Plus, most users will not want to input family info so publicly onto a wiki. SelfieCity (talk) 17:17, 8 June 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose Oppose bc personal data protection. --BoldLuis (talk) 22:33, 1 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote oversat.svg Strong oppose Absolutely not... this is ridiculously unavailing. And i think that this project should not be an open proposal anymore, the content has not being updated since 2014 and the user seems to be uninterested Arep Ticous 06:42, 5 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Oppose Oppose There is a problem with my personal information.--Tmv (talk) 05:33, 6 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote oversat.svg Strong oppose Same reasons as above. There's already plenty of websites doing that, and i don't believe it fits into a Wikimedia project. --Monirec (talk) 17:39, 24 June 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support Conditionally support this idea. Yes, it would need restrictions around adding living or recently deceased people, and yes, it would have to have high expectations around reliability of information added, but beyond that, there exists nowhere on the internet a "popular" free, open, singular world-wide family tree. A wiki format would be the perfect way to maintain this. Supertrinko (talk) 00:58, 4 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support It is a great idea and a wonderful site. That it is not tied to the Mormons is a real plus. It is people working together (sound familiar?) towards a fine goal. They are at like 25 million entries now. Carptrash (talk) 20:13, 11 November 2020 (UTC)