Marshall Islands Genealogy Project

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We provide genealogical and historical transcriptions relating to the islands of the Marshall Islands. If you have transcriptions which relate to this area or other material that you would be willing to share so that others can benefit, we would like to hear from you. Please see our transcription guidelines page for details on donating transcriptions. If you should have a specific question about Marshall Islands Genealogy Project, please feel free to contact me.

Nathan Zipfel


2/18/03  - Website redesigned.


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In 1885 the islands Ralik and the rest of the Marshall Islands came officially into German hands, who entrusted their development to the so-called Jaluit Company ("Jaluit Gesellschaft") that used another flag (based on the national German of the era), until the monopoly of the company ceased and the German colony was created on 1906-04-01.

The flag was adopted (presumably by a native government under German influence) 1878-11-20 Suppressed in 1885. The deep blue background represents the Pacific Ocean. The white and orange bands representing the Ratak (Sunrise) and Ralik (Sunset) chains, respectively. The customary symbolism of orange as the color of bravery and white as the color of peace are also recognized. The star represents the cross of Christianity, with each of the 24 points signifying a municipal district of the RMI. The four main points represent the major centers of Majuro, Ebeye, Jaluit and Wotje.

Part of the Federated States of Micronesia: 1962-85. The Bikini Atoll (and two near atolls) adopted in 1987 a protest flag to recall to the American government its responsibility in the nuclear pollution and its obligations to the islanders.

The Marshall Islands Genealogy  Project is in need of volunteers to host query boards, provide look-up resources, transcribe data, etc...

If you might be interested in volunteering, please send me an e-mail message.


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