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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 497 times

Cantor - Whittaker Families


21 files, last one added on Sep 11, 2013
Album viewed 3849 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 302 times

Sexton Family Photo Album


5 files, last one added on Sep 11, 2013
Album viewed 423 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 227 times

Warren Family Photographs


4 files, last one added on Sep 11, 2013
Album viewed 390 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 447 times

8 albums on 1 page(s)

Alleghany County, NC People


29 files, last one added on Oct 20, 2007
Album viewed 7601 times

Ashe County, NC People


268 files, last one added on Apr 15, 2008
Album viewed 10229 times

Carroll County, VA People


16 files, last one added on Oct 08, 2007
Album viewed 2298 times

Grayson County, Flatridge Area


1 files, last one added on Feb 10, 2013
Album viewed 2159 times

Giles County, VA People


4 files, last one added on Feb 13, 2007
Album viewed 1051 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 25008 times

Montgomery County, VA People


2 files, last one added on Jul 23, 2007
Album viewed 1278 times

Pulaski County, VA People


35 files, last one added on Feb 18, 2013
Album viewed 1492 times

Smyth County, VA People


102 files, last one added on Nov 09, 2010
Album viewed 8665 times

Surry County, NC People


5 files, last one added on Apr 01, 2006
Album viewed 2152 times

Tazewell County, VA People


8 files, last one added on Sep 26, 2006
Album viewed 1769 times

Washington County, VA People


64 files, last one added on Mar 24, 2008
Album viewed 2104 times

15 albums on 2 page(s) 1

Random files - New River Valley People
Unidentified couple150 views
dunbenmar.jpg526 viewsBenjamin Floyd Duncan (1862-1909) and his wife Margaret Ann Sutphin (1860-1913). They moved from Carroll Co to Newbern, Pulaski Co, about 1905. They lived on Main St. in the area that is now the Historic District of Newbern. Courtesy of Jason Duncan
Grannie,Marie,Virg,Sam,Dave,Gene.jpg563 viewsPhoto courtesy of John Shumate
MAY 26, 2007

Singleton, Fred527 viewsFRED SINGLETON / SALTVILLE, VA. / APRIL 29, 2007. Couresy of Don Smith
Littlewoodcarsocks.jpg795 viewsThe Littlewood's first car, which would take them as far north as Providence, RI, visiting their East Coast relatives during the 1920s, was purchased with profits from their government contract for making woolen socks for the army during WW I. Jack Littlewood, the only son of Herbert and Hannah Haigh Littlewood, apparently festooned the new machine with socks as a tribute. How DID they drive on those roads!?!?
Courtesy of Emily Kilby
waltonjames4.jpg493 viewsLeft to right, Almeda Kilby Walton holding Jimmy Farmer, James Walton (born circa 1866) holding Annie Ruth Farmer. Courtesy of Anita Kay Wyatt.
EarlBlevins.jpg584 viewsThis very nice gentleman stopped what he was doing to show us where the Kell cemetery was. Earl was blowing leaves off the parking lot of a community center across from the church. He (I think-I didn't write a thing down) is a descendant of Squire & Sarah Ann. He led us to the cemetery, went home & came back to make sure we got back down the hill alright. He gave me his phone # and called his cousin Daniel Smith Blevins in Marion about Rhoda. Anyway he was very helpful, friendly & nice. [email]Courtesy of Nanalee Wrenn[/email]

Last additions - New River Valley People
Unknown young Matney woman, ca. 1930s251 viewsSep 18, 2013
Unknown members of the Matney Family238 viewsSep 18, 2013
Unknown older Matney Couple.239 viewsSep 18, 2013
Unknown members of the Donnelly and/or the Matney Family of Watauga County208 viewsSep 18, 2013
Miscellaneous Matney Photos. One is labeled Tom Matney, Carter's Boy. Can anyone help?212 viewsSep 18, 2013
Photos believed to be Nancy Matney (left) and Mahala Matney (right).261 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 Getzinger267 viewsSep 18, 2013
Ford - Ninevah Ford251 viewsSep 18, 2013