Sunday, 13 December 2020

Signature Silhouette #11 ~ Michael Byrne

For many of my ancestors, we have no photographs, no treasured heirlooms, not even a funeral card to remember them by. But of those who could read and write, a few left their signatures behind. They often signed historical census returns, for example, copies of which still survive.

Apart from their descendants, a signature may be all that remains of them today. So, it's my intention to feature a Signature Silhouette for each of my ancestors, whenever their signature is found.

Here's one for my paternal great-grandfather Michael Byrne:-

Michael Byrne (1867-1927)

Idea courtesy of Cathy Meder-Dempsey at Opening Doors in Brick Walls and The Genealogy Girl.

Source of signature: 1911 Census of Ireland, Byrne household, Yellow Walls, Malahide, Dublin, The National Archives of Ireland.


I'd love to hear your thoughts on this!