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Before uploading additional flag images check Category: Flag Images to check if the desired image is already uploaded. This space page is for storing images of flags,[1] primarily for use in templates, especially the Migrating Ancestor template.

Use the following file names for the origin-flag or destination-flag value, for example:

|origin = Ireland
|origin-flag = Flags-2.jpg
  • Acadia: Acadie-1.png
  • Antigua and Barbuda: Flags-20.png
  • Australia: Flags-5.png
  • Australia - Indigenous: Indigenous_Australians_Resource_Page.png
  • Austria: Flags-18.png
    • Austria-Hungary (1869-1918): Flags-21.png
    • Austrian Empire pre-1869 (Flag of the Habsburg Monarchy): Flags-23.png
  • Azores: Flags-16.png
  • Belgium: Flags-1.jpg
  • Bohemia: Flags-15.jpg
  • Brazil: Flags-9.png
  • Burma (1939–1941, 1945 – January 3, 1948):Flags-32.png
  • Canada: Flags-1.png (adopted in 1965)
    • Canadian Red Ensign (1868-1921): Flags-22.png
    • Canadian Provinces: see Flags of Canada
  • Cape Colony (1876-1910): Flags-42.png
  • Ceylon (1875-1948): Flags-34.png
    • Flag of Ceylon's Colonial Government: Flags-53.png
  • Cherokee Nation: Flags-40.png
  • China: See also Flags of Asia
  • Czech Republic: Flags-14.jpg
  • Denmark: Flags-21.jpg
  • England: Flags-8.jpg
  • Finland, Republic of: Flags-25.png
  • France: Flags.png
    • Flag of the Kingdom of France (1365-1794): see this page
  • Germany: Flags.gif
  • Hungary (1957-present): Flags-3.gif
  • National Flag of Iceland: Flags-50.png
  • India: Flags-19.jpg
  • Ireland (Republic of Ireland, 1922 onward): Flags-2.jpg
  • Italy: Flags-10.jpg
  • Jersey: Flags-31.png
  • Lithuania: Flags-13.png (current & 1918-1940)
  • Luxembourg: Flags-9.jpg (officially: Civil Ensign of Luxembourg)
  • Moravia: Flags-16.jpg
  • Netherlands: Flags-11.png
  • New France: Flags-12.png
  • New Zealand: Flags-19.png (see also Wikipedia)
  • Norway: Flags-20.jpg
  • Orange Free State: Flags-2.png
  • Poland: Flags-17.jpg (1955-1980: Flags-18.jpg)
  • Portugal: Flags-17.png
  • Prussia: Flags-12.jpg
  • Romania: Flags-49.png
  • Russian Empire (1721-1917) and Russian Federation (1993- ): Flags-14.png (same flag for both); see also Soviet Union (USSR) and Wikipedia
  • Scotland: Flags-5.jpg St. Andrew's Cross; Royal Flag of Scotland: Flags-7.jpg
  • South Africa: Flags-13.jpg
  • Soviet Union: Flags-15.png (see also Russian Empire/Russian Federation and Wikipedia)
  • Spain: Flags-4.png
  • Sweden: Flags-11.jpg
  • Switzerland: Flags-6.png ~ Civil Ensign: Flags-7.png (national flag is square; civil ensign is rectangular)
  • UK - United Kingdom - see WikiTree pages Space:UK_Flags and Template:UK_Flag; see also Template:England Sticker)
    • Union Jack: Flags-3.jpg (officially: Flag of United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland since 1801)
    • Union Flag: Flags-2.gif (forerunner to Union Jack - 1606 to 1801)
    • Civil Ensign/Red Ensign: Flags-47.png (1707-1801)[2]
  • Ukraine: Flags-51.png (1991-present)
  • Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic: Flags-26.jpg
  • USA/America: Flags-4.jpg
  • USSR: Flags-15.png (see also Russian Empire/Russian Federation and Wikipedia)
  • Vatican Flag:Flags-52.png
  • Wales: Flags-6.jpg
  • Yugoslavia: Flags-3.png

If you need a flag not listed above, please post a bulletin board message as to what you need - scroll down to the bottom right of this page. You can post a request for help there too (doing so will send an e-mail to Lianne; for a broader audience for a help request, post in G2G).

  1. Wikipedia has a timeline of national flags you may find informative.
  2. Per Greg Slade: "... many British colonies used the Civil Ensign (also called the Red Ensign) as an unofficial flag" (see comments for more information).

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

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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
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
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