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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.

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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.

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This is my great aunt, Grace Eastridge Knight who was born in North Fork, Ashe County, NC, 23 Jan 1906. She is one of 4 living children of the 11 born in the same house to Marvin and Ida Mae Osborne Eastridge. Grace was baptized in 1911 at Mountain View Independent Methodist Church, Brushy Fork, Ashe County, NC. She was married to Walter Knight for 61 years until his death in 1992. Grace bore three sons in Creston, Ashe County, NC, two of which have passed on after marrying and establishing families.
Photo courtesy of Carole Eastridge Waters.

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