Welcome To The 
MelanesiaGenWeb Project

Genealogy and History from the Islands of Melanesia
This site is part of the PacificGenWeb Project


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 If you have any questions about any of the sites here at Melanesia or would like to volunteer please email me
Linda Simpson
 

Each of the main areas of Melanesia have their own specific web pages.  You may access those pages by clicking on the links to each island below.  Each site provides access to, and the ability to contribute to surnames lists, transcriptions of documents, post queries and more.  For further information about the project, click here.

Some of the island sites in the MelasiaGenWeb Project still need Volunteer Coordinators. If you would like to help or would like further information, please click here for details then e-mail me.


General Information

The geographical area of the Pacific Ocean known as Melanesia comprises hundreds of tiny islands with the main ones being Fiji, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. 
More than 200 different languages are spoken in the region, with English and French being the most widely spoken languages.


The map below indicates in red the areas of the Pacific Ocean known as Melanesia

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Fiji
The islands of Fiji lie in the Pacific Ocean to the east of Australia. 
The Fiji site is maintained by: Mike Calder.
New Caledonia
La Nouvelle Calédonie as the French speaking locals call it, lies to the east of Australia in the Coral Sea/Pacific Ocean. This site is managaed in conjunction with the FranceGenWeb site, as it is technically a French province. The pages for New Caledonia are in French & English.
This site is up for adoption.
Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea is situated to the north of Australia and takes in approximately half of the largest island in the group. 
The PNG GebWeb site is maintained by:  Linda Simpson
Solomon Islands
More particularly the South Solomon Islands, are the northern most island group of Melanesia.
This site is up for adoption.
Vanuatu
The islands of Vanuatu are almost in the centre of the groups that make up Melanesia, lying east of Australia in the Pacific Ocean, and to the north of New Caledonia. 
This site is up for adoption.

Lookups
If you are able to do lookups, or would like one of the Lookup Volunteers to do a lookup for you, then this is the place you want
Queries
List your Melanesian Queries here. Queries for PNG and Fiji will be listed on those sites, while those for New Caledonia are managed by FranceGenWeb

Surnames
List your Melanesian Surnames here. Surname listings to PNG and Fiji will be listed on those sites, while those for New Caledonia are managed by FranceGenWeb
Transcripts
Transripts relating to Melanesia in general may be posted here. Those relating to PNG and Fiji will be handed to the respective sites for management, while those for New Caledonia are managed by FranceGenWeb


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