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Please... Before uploading or requesting additional flag images, check Category: Flag Images to see if the desired image is already uploaded. Most all current flags are listed on other pages, but you'll need to click through the subcategories to the various space pages. The categories themselves usually do not hold any images (see the category structure for Flag Images [here]).

The following list is not comprehensive, but covers most of the world.

Category: Flag Images ->

Space: African Flags
Space: Arab League Flags
Space: Flags of Asia
Space: Flags of South America
See also Space: Argentine_Flags
Category: North American Flag Images ->
Space: Canada Flag Images
Space: Caribbean Flag Images
Space: Civil War Flags
Space: Flags of Central America
Space: Flags of North America
Category: United States Flag Images -> four space pages, including
Space: US State Flag Images
Category: Mexican Flag Images -> two space pages, including
Space: Flags of Mexico
Category: European Flag Images ->
Space: Austrian Flags
Space: European Flags
Space: Flags of Italy
Space: French Flags
Space: German Flags
Space: Ireland Flags
Space: Nordic Project Images
Space: Norwegian Flags
Space: Spanish Flags
Space: Swedish Flags
Category: Swedish Flag Images ->
Space: Swedish Flags
Space: Swedish Regional Flags
Category:British_Isles_and_Ireland,_Flags ->
Space: Governmental Units and Cities of Wales
England, Flags
Category: Oceania Flag Images ->
Space: Flags of Oceania
Category: Australian Flag Images
Category: Australian State Flag Images

This space page was created in 2013 to store images of flags[1] that could be used in templates, especially the Migrating Ancestor template. The list of images previously found on this page was edited down to reduce duplication between the above listed pages and this one. ~ Noland-165, 6 March 2022

To add a flag image to the Migrating Ancestor sticker (or the Nonmigrating Ancestor sticker), use the file name for the image. For example, adding Ireland for the origin country of the Migrating Ancestor sticker:

|origin = Ireland
|origin-flag = Ireland_Flags.png

Most all current flag images can be found at the appropriate space page (see outline above and also category and page links found under Category: Flag Images).

If you need a current flag not found on one of the space pages, please post to the appropriate space page (see the outline at the top of this page).

Nae X asked if the date of immigration could be included in the template. It can! You just need to add "in year" after the destination country, for example:

{{Migrating Ancestor
| origin = France
| destination = Canada in 1665
| origin-flag = Flags.png
| destination-flag = Flags-1.png

Results in

Flag of France
... ... ... migrated from France to Canada in 1665.
Flag of Canada in 1665

  1. Wikipedia has a timeline of national flags you may find informative.
  2. This Texas flag has a gold star on a blue background, similar to the "Bonnie Blue Flag" of 1861, which has white star on a blue background (see this page).
  3. Per Greg Slade: "... many British colonies used the Civil Ensign (also called the Red Ensign) as an unofficial flag" (see comments for more information).

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I removed a religious flag that was uploaded to this page (for Church of England). This page is for national, not religious, flags. They can be found on the https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Religion_Images page. The CofE image was also already available at https://www.wikitree.com/photo/png/Religion_Images-36
posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Liz, I added a profile for an immigrant from Turkey and I would like to add the flag of Turkey to his migrating ancestor sticker.


posted by Jo Gill
from the European Flags page...


posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Hi there. After months of hunting I've finally found my way to your Flags page. What a great job you have done collecting them all together (I knew there would be a page some where in the WT Machine).

Just a question for your consideration (although I'm generally in favour of simplicity where possible) Should the Arab States be recognised as their own group? rather than being located within Asian States? I was chasing Syria only to find it in the Asian section. lol It seems a bit like finding the salad dressing in the vegetable section at the supermarket.

posted by Ken Hudson
Glad you found it & that it was helpful.

The "by region" pages were set up by another leader, following the Encyclopedia Britannica, if I recall (I forget which page prompted me to ask).

If they were to be separated, what countries should be included? Based on... ?

I think that we could live with a bit of redundancy - leaving the Asian page alone and creating a separate "Arab States". I just finished a revamp of the North America, Caribbean & South America pages, due to similar problems, using Wikipedia pages as reference.

Cheers, Liz

posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
perhaps Space: Flags of the Middle East

from https://www.britannica.com/place/Middle-East -

"By the mid-20th century a common definition of the Middle East encompassed the states or territories of Turkey, Cyprus, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Iran, Israel, the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, Jordan, Egypt, Sudan, Libya, and the various states and territories of Arabia proper (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Yemen, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, and the Trucial States, or Trucial Oman [now United Arab Emirates]). Subsequent events have tended, in loose usage, to enlarge the number of lands included in the definition. The three North African countries of Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco are closely connected in sentiment and foreign policy with the Arab states. In addition, geographic factors often require statesmen and others to take account of Afghanistan and Pakistan in connection with the affairs of the Middle East."

And Greece? That same article includes the following:

"Occasionally, Greece is included in the compass of the Middle East because the Middle Eastern (then Near Eastern) question in its modern form first became apparent when the Greeks rose in rebellion to assert their independence of the Ottoman Empire in 1821 (see Eastern Question). Turkey and Greece, together with the predominantly Arabic-speaking lands around the eastern end of the Mediterranean, were also formerly known as the Levant."

posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Thanks for your response Liz. Who wants extra work? Lol.

Yeah I reckon that divisions might have been based upon regions I.e. Europe, Asia, etc. in which the Arab states might not have featured.

But I also feel that Iranians might not recognise being Asian either.

My suggestion is to include as Arab States the Persian Gulf countries I.e. Iran and west to the Mediterranean Sea; (not Azerbaijan or Turkey). On the other side bounded by Red Sea. Plus Egypt & Libya. (Maybe Tunisia & Algeria, but those might be a stretch)

Hope this helps Ken

posted by Ken Hudson
there's now a page for the 22 "Arab League" countries - Space: Arab League Flags (see this G2G discussion).
posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
You rock Liz. Thank you so much :D
posted by Ken Hudson
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posted by Judi Stutz
edited by Judi Stutz
deleted by Judi Stutz
please see the space pages under Category: Flag Images & outlined at the top of this page. For example,

I think that covers all you listed. Let me know if I missed one that you need help finding.

edit - weirdness... my comments frequently get their paragraphs re-arranged upon posting. I've reordered the paragraphs as I'd intended them to be

posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
edited by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Hi Judi! I just found a page created in August 2022 that you might find of interest: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Argentine_Flags
posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Can we use state flags in the migration stickers?
posted by Allan Capps USN(ret.)
Thank you Liz! Works great!!!
posted by Allan Capps USN(ret.)
Could you add a map of the Philippines ? I think I could work out your process, but your confidence level will be higher if I don't :)
posted by Steve McDonald
This page is for flags, not maps. Sorry!
posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Dunno where my head was at. Meant to ask for a Flag of the Phillipines. Thanks.
posted by Steve McDonald
That we have :D

It's at https://www.wikitree.com/photo/gif/Flags_of_Asia (a while back one of the Categorization leaders went through and added a boatload of missing flags by region - see space pages found in Category:Flag_Images & its subcategories).

Cheers, Liz

posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Yep. It's definitely my head. I looked - Honest! Anyway, hope you're not mad. Thanks for pointing me right.
posted by Steve McDonald
not at all - glad it had an easy answer :D
posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
ps - I went looking for a Philippines project, but didn't find one. Closest I found was https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Asia_Project
posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Hi! I just removed a map image from being attached to this page. Please - only flag images should be uploaded to this page, and then only if they are not already available elsewhere... see Category: Flag Images for links to other pages with flag images.


posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Could we have a flag for Indonesia please?
not very easy to find, but we have one... see https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Flags_of_Asia

Indonesia is Flags_of_Asia-16.png


posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Request flag for Qing Dynasty please; to be used with pre-1912 Migrating Ancestor from China. See Wikipedia:List_of_Chinese_flags
posted by Matt McNabb
done... listed above under China.
posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Liz, is England: Flags-8.jpg correct. Should it be the union jack, or am I in the wrong time period.
posted by Jo Gill
it's correct. drop down in list to UK for Union Jack
posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Could someone please add a Cornwall, England flag? Thank you. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Piran%27s_Flag
posted by Carol Collins
Lianne or Dan - could one of you re-add me as a manager? I missed Greg's post from 2 weeks ago (just noticed it yesterday). Or is there someone else who can/should take over care of this page?
posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Could we please add the UK Civil Ensign (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Civil_Ensign_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg)? It's the closest thing to a flag for Upper Canada.
posted by Greg Slade
I'm not familiar with "Upper Canada" or what that flag might be. Is there anything suitable on https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Canada_Flag_Images or https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Flags_of_Canada ?
posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Upper Canada was the colony that eventually became Ontario (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Upper_Canada). It didn't have an official flag separate from the Union Jack, because people didn't start making flags for particular colonies until later, but many British colonies used the Civil Ensign (also called the Red Ensign) as an unofficial flag. That's why so many former British colonies (including Canada before 1965) use or used to use flags based on the Red Ensign, with something in the middle of the red field to distinguish them from one another. I have looked through all the flag pages I could find on WikiTree (Canada, North America, UK, and others), looking for a plain red ensign, but couldn't find one. But it is on Wikimedia Commons, as I linked above, and also on Wikipedia at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Ensign
posted by Greg Slade
edited by Greg Slade
edited this comment after uploading the image... https://www.wikitree.com/photo/png/Flags-47

Thanks for the added info Greg. I'll get that posted this afternoon, listed under UK & linked to the Canada pages:

posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
edited by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Thank you, Liz. I figured out which profile I needed to correct the flag for, and linked that image.
posted by Greg Slade
done. file name is Flags-47.png & image page is https://www.wikitree.com/photo/png/Flags-47
posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Please add this link under Wales - https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Governmental_Units_and_Cities_of_Wales

The link could be captioned Wales Counties and Cities.

posted by Stuart Awbrey
edited by Stuart Awbrey
Done. Thanks for your work on this Stuart!
posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
ps - I just realized that you wanted the pre-1801 flag. Please ask the HEIC Project to post that flag to their space page.
posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
This Flags space is more for country/county/state flags than for company flags... the "HEIC" flag is posted by that subproject: Space:Honourable East India Company. The image page is here; the file name is Honourable_East_India_Company.png
posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
update 25 Feb. 2022 - apparently "Category:South_American_Flag_Images" no longer exists (although the links aren't red... hmmm)' ... see instead Space: Flags of South America

A different file for the Colombian flag is listed here.

To see if a flag is available already in WikiTree, please click the "Flag Images" category link at the top of this page: Category:Flag Images has links to additional pages by location (such as the South American Flags link just provided).


posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
edited by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
images uploaded recently:

Austrian Low Countries: https://www.wikitree.com/photo/png/Flags-37

Low Countries - XVth Century: https://www.wikitree.com/photo/png/Flags-36

Flag of Luxenborg: https://www.wikitree.com/photo/png/Flags-35

(Note: See also this page for Austrian flags. The Luxenborg flag was already available - see https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category:European_Flag_Images - European_Flags-51.png)

posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
done (but with a wikimedia public domain image)
posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Hi Liz & Lianne

I would like a flag fo Ceylon in the 1870s onwards I have posted a G2G and had a good reply today the flag suggested can be found here: https://www.crwflags.com/fotw/Flags/lk_col.html#gens

G2G link https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/703168/is-there-a-wikitree-flag-for-ceylon-for-the-1880s

posted by Bill (Norton) N
Do we have flags for the Colonies prior to the Revolution? I was thinking of the colonists who came after the Mayflower and company, like in 1840 to Massachusetts or Connecticut.
posted by Judy (Flamer) Bramlage