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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.

New River Notes Photo Gallery

Collection of historic and current photos mostly covering the upper New River area of southwestern Virginia and nortwestern North Carolina

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Family AlbumsThis category contains collections of photos from families of the upper New River Valley area.
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5 files, last one added on Sep 11, 2013
Album viewed 506 times

Cantor - Whittaker Families


21 files, last one added on Sep 11, 2013
Album viewed 3866 times

Matney Family Photographs


Miscellaneous Matney Family Photographs

The following photographs are courtesy of Victoria Stewart, and are of unknown individuals believed to be members of the Matney Family of Watauga County, North Carolina. If you are able to identify any of these individuals, please contact Victoria Stewart. Many thanks.

6 files, last one added on Sep 18, 2013
Album viewed 309 times

Sexton Family Photo Album


5 files, last one added on Sep 11, 2013
Album viewed 429 times

Smitteel Family Album of Grayson County, Virginia


The following photographs were provided by the Bookhouse, 805 N. Emerson St., Arlington, Virginia 22205. Phone 703-527-7797 Natalie Hughes, Proprietor. - Many thanks

Only four of these photos are identified. Most are 1/9th plate tin types, although a few are cart-de- visitie type (paper) photographs. One of the unidentified photos has a backmark stating that it was made by "Wilson & Welsh, Photographers, Summerfield, Grayson Co., Va."

21 files, last one added on Sep 18, 2013
Album viewed 232 times

Warren Family Photographs


4 files, last one added on Sep 11, 2013
Album viewed 396 times

Andrew Weaver Family Photo Album

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Album viewed 0 times

Welsh Records


Courtesy of Roderick Coats

2 files, last one added on Sep 18, 2013
Album viewed 456 times

8 albums on 1 page(s)

Alleghany County, NC People


29 files, last one added on Oct 20, 2007
Album viewed 7651 times

Ashe County, NC People


268 files, last one added on Apr 15, 2008
Album viewed 10283 times

Carroll County, VA People


16 files, last one added on Oct 08, 2007
Album viewed 2329 times

Grayson County, Flatridge Area


1 files, last one added on Feb 10, 2013
Album viewed 2176 times

Giles County, VA People


4 files, last one added on Feb 14, 2007
Album viewed 1062 times

Grayson County and City of Galax, VA People


Photos of people who live or lived in Grayson County, VA or the City of Galax, Virginia.

339 files, last one added on Sep 18, 2013
Album viewed 25065 times

Montgomery County, VA People


2 files, last one added on Jul 23, 2007
Album viewed 1294 times

Pulaski County, VA People


35 files, last one added on Feb 18, 2013
Album viewed 1512 times

Smyth County, VA People


102 files, last one added on Nov 10, 2010
Album viewed 8704 times

Surry County, NC People


5 files, last one added on Apr 01, 2006
Album viewed 2168 times

Tazewell County, VA People


8 files, last one added on Sep 26, 2006
Album viewed 1790 times

Washington County, VA People


64 files, last one added on Mar 24, 2008
Album viewed 2132 times

15 albums on 2 page(s) 1

Random files - New River Valley People
bolendw.jpg610 viewsJudge D. W. Bolen was born near Hillsville, Virginia on August 17, 1850. Taught school, and studied law from 1869-1877 under Judge R. M. Brown. Admitted to the bar in 1879, served as judge 1879-1883. Elected to the House of Delegates in 1883. Appointed as a Circuit Court Judge in 1890. Member of the Virginia Constitutional Convention of 1901.
wrightgeorgea.jpg762 viewsThis 1926 photo shows Chilhowie's Dr. George A. Wright (left) with an unidentified man after a bear hunt.
waltonmarsh1.jpg506 viewsMarsh Walton is shown on the left with an unknown friend. MARSHALL "MONROE" WALTON, b. Nov 27, 1900, Grayson Co., VA; d. Mar 11, 1975, Grayson Co., VA; m. DORA COMER; b. Oct 06, 1903; d. Oct 20, 1995, Grayson Co., VA. Courtesy of Anita Kay Wyatt.
Doughtonrobert.jpg526 viewsCongressman from Alleghany County, NC 1911-1953. Died in 1954. Lived at Laurel Springs.
mccluresamuel.jpg728 viewsSamuel Andrew McClure, son of Mara Etta McClure and ___ Sullin and his wife Maude Drucilla Blevins, daughter of Alfred and Margery Sheets Blevins 1950s or 60s. Courtesy of
baldwinwm2.jpg868 viewsCourtesy of Irene Baldwin.
Perkins Family Group547 viewsHere are a group of unknown Perkins relatives at VA. Hope someone can tell me who they are. Courtesy of Cathy Bell
170stanleyyoung.jpg835 viewsSon of Irwin Young and Alice Waddell. On duty in U.S. Army, World War II.

Last additions - New River Valley People
Unknown young Matney woman, ca. 1930s257 viewsSep 18, 2013
Unknown members of the Matney Family243 viewsSep 18, 2013
Unknown older Matney Couple.245 viewsSep 18, 2013
Unknown members of the Donnelly and/or the Matney Family of Watauga County213 viewsSep 18, 2013
Miscellaneous Matney Photos. One is labeled Tom Matney, Carter's Boy. Can anyone help?218 viewsSep 18, 2013
Photos believed to be Nancy Matney (left) and Mahala Matney (right).266 viewsThese photos were taken at Clyde, Watuaga County, North Carolina, in a style of about 1910.Sep 18, 2013
Testerman - Troy Testerman & Ida Hash Testerman and family Courtesy of Clinton Getzinger273 viewsSep 18, 2013
Ford - Ninevah Ford257 viewsSep 18, 2013