Wake Island Genealogy
No Indigenous Genealogy
There was no permanent indigenous settlement on the Wake Island atoll, although oral traditions show it was visited by Marshall Islanders.
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.