As we all know, if we do any research for family in Ireland, it can be extremely frustrating, not only from the point of view of the many thousands of people with the same name, but most of them were known by some other name entirely different to the one we are looking for. Also dates of birth can be years out, as I had it explained to me many years ago, that the important thing was the farm which had to have a lot of work done on it 365 days a year and, making a note of the date when a child was born or somebody had died didn't really come top of the list. So here's an example of the sort of thing that can be found, but only in a short time period. Michael Lynch is born 26 Sep 1870 in Farranastack,Co Kerry to Michael Lynch and Mary nee Hanlon. Michael Lynch is baptised 19 Jul 1870 parents are Michael Lynch and Maria (Latin at the church so Mary) Hanlon of Farranastack The odds of 2 people with the same name and parents being born in the same area in the same year are virtually improbable and to have the child baptised before he was born well that's clever ! Within the same family out of 12 children every baptism is 1 or 2 months before the birth.