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New River Notes — Complete

January 21, 2014

After about two years of work we have completed a major upgrade to New River Notes. On January 21, 2014 we switched in the last of the updated files and final page revisions.

In January 2013 we introduced the new site layout but because there were many pages left to do there was a big red Under Construction on the front page. A year later we've finished all of the pages that were on the original site. Construction is complete. We have a great looking site full of material to help you in your research and possibly entertain you.

We're not finished. A site like this can't just freeze in time. It must be maintained, .... Read More

New River Notes

January 6, 2013

New River Notes, a leading genealogy resource for the New River Valley of North Carolina and Virginia, launched its new look website today.

new river valley mapNew River Notes was originally launched in 1998 by Jeffrey C. Weaver providing New River Valley researchers with a new wealth of information and that tradition is continued today by the Grayson County, Virginia Heritage Foundation, Inc.

Welcome and we hope you enjoy our new look. For more information on the changes and plans see posts on the GCVHF Google+ Page.

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Needmore (Wallace) School (Courtesy of Connie Knipp)
This is Needmore School around 1918, Carrie Countiss or Emily Holloway was the teacher. FRONT ROW LEFT TO RIGHT: Garnett Leonard, Moses Luther Goodson, Charles Thomas, Howard Goodson, Ester Leonard, Wilmer Mitchell, Malcom Mitchell. Second Row: Bertha Rush ( girl with braids), Rose Goodson ( face partly hidden), Stella McCracken ( showing her watch, it is 1 p.m.) Robert Leonard. Third Row: Howard McCracken, Samuel Mitchell, Gannaway Rush, William Goodson, Nellie Goodson, Ralph Goodson, Paul Goodson, Garnett, Esther,& Robert Leonard brothers & sister, Nellie & Ralph Goodson full brother & sister, Moses Luther Goodson, a half brother, Howard & Stella McCracken, brother & sister, Howard, Rose, William, & Paul Goodson, brother & sister, Wilmar, Malcom, & Samuel Mitchell, brothers, Gannaway & Bertha Rose, brother & sister.

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