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Baptism record for 2x great-grandfather Thomas Ryan

Last week,  Findmypast  had free access to their Irish records databases (this weekend,  Ancestry.com  does also). There I managed to find the baptism record for my great-great grandfather Thomas Ryan! At first, I only knew that he was from Ireland (looking for a Thomas Ryan in Ireland.... yeah, good luck with that). But awhile back, I had stumbled upon an obituary that mentioned that he was from County Cork. So now at least I could narrow him down to a county. I also had a birthdate (from his death record) and his parents' names, from his marriage record. So when I searched birth and baptism records for Ireland on Findmypast, I hit a record for a Thomas Ryan who was born on 25 July 1831 to David Ryan and Johanna Lynch, which matched the information I had. The record states that he was baptized in Fermoy, so now I know the specific township he was from. Talk about the luck of the Irish! I found a death index for a David Ryan who died in 1874 at the age of 70 in Fe