Category: Flag Images

Categories: Heritage Stickers | Images

This is a high level category. Please do not add individual profiles. Add profiles to the narrowest category possible. See How to Categorize.

Flag images are provided for use in profiles and templates, especially the Migrating Ancestor Template. These lists are by no means complete, thousands of variations have been used throughout history. The concept of a flag as a national (or regional) symbol is a relatively new idea, dating from the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Previous to this flags served mainly a military purpose, especially maritime where much of the language associated with flags originated. Personal flags of royalty and nobility were used on the battlefield to provide encouragement to the armies and drew the attention of battlefield commanders to watch for signals for executing the battle. Likewise, regiments and battalions used various flags to identify themselves and their position to the generals and provide a rallying point for the soldiers assigned.

Using images of flags for earlier events is symbolic and whimsical but not historically accurate. Even most US State flags only date to around the turn of the 20th century.

If a flag image not present here is desired, please post in G2G with the tag Flags. A link to a public domain image of the desired flag would be helpful.

To use an image in a template, copy the file name from the "Image file" column on the flag table and paste in template where indicated.

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