Wake Island Genealogy

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No Indigenous Genealogy

There was no permanent indigenous settlement on the Wake Island atoll, although oral traditions show it was visited by Marshall Islanders.[1]


Wake Island is a coral atoll in the North Pacific Ocean about two thirds of the way from Hawaii to Guam.


Wake is considered a part of the Micronesia island area of the Pacific. Some Marshallese consider Wake Island part of the Marshall Islands. It is also considered an unorganized, unincorporated territory of the United States. Access is restricted to U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force activities. It has been sparsely inhabited, or often uninhabited.


Pan America Airlines built an air station on Wake Island. It was later the site of a World War II battle between Japan and the United States, and subsequent massacre of American civilians.


  1. "Wake Island" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wake_island (accessed 28 November 2008) citing Dwight Heine, and Jon A. Anderson, "Enen-kio: the Island of the Kio Flower" in Micronesian Reporter (4th Quarter 1971), 34-37.