The River Bann flows through Ulster (in northern Ireland), separating Londonderry from Antrim. It drains Lough Neagh (which you can hardly miss on any map!) to the north, meeting the sea at Coleraine near the Giant's causeway. The map shows the area but does not include a lot of detail: if you want detail, buy a professional map! However, if there are places in the area you wish to locate then join the mailing list and ask there!
There is also a page of place names, where we are gradually listing place names in the Bann Valley, with their various (mis)spellings that occur in the documents here, and are identifying their location.
There are two a mailing lists associated with this site, One is for discussing matters related to Torrens families genealogy and the second for anyone descending from the Bann Valley families. Since many of the Torrens families originated in the Bann Valley area, the two lists are closely related!
See Genealogy Mailing Lists for full details and how to join or use the 'Join Us' button on any page.
In 1998 and again in 1999, Lavonne Bradfield visited the Aghadowey/Garvagh area and collected a huge amount of data. She has been busy transcribing this and other data, some of which is on this site and some is on Lavonne's own site.
Note that the index page is called 'contents.html' rather than 'index.html'. This is so that the default link http://www.torrens.org.uk/Genealogy/church/ will give you a directory listing - there are several sets of records here which are not in the index page (yet!).
Torrens families genealogy also on this site, gives a lot of background to the Torrenses of the Bann valley. Much is of interest also to other families as there are of course marriage and other records and there are several documents quoted there.
A page of links to other sites of interest..
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