Welcome to the Marshall Islands Genealogy Project
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
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Marshall Islands Genealogy Project, please feel free to contact me.
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of the Marshall Islands
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
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.
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