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GCVHF - Second Saturday

April 1, 2013

The GCVHF office will be opened for researchers on the second Saturday of the month. We're offering the Saturday hours primarily for people who can't get to the office during the work week.

Second Saturday hours will begin April 13th and go to October 12th. We'll be open from 10 AM to 4 PM. See our calendar at for our full office schedule.

This Second Saturday program is part of an effort to better connect with the local community. It will require more time from our current office volunteers. More volunteers are needed. If you like helping others and have time to work in our office during these Saturdays or other days contact us.

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 Jeffery 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

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Piney Grove Cemetery489 viewsCourtesy of Nanalee Wrenn
Capt. Samuel Jackson430 viewsCourtesy of Nanalee Wrenn
Mulberry - Cross Roads Primitive Baptist Church523 viewsThis church was established in 1850. Photo by Jeff Weaver, March 2007.
Mulberry - Mount Lawn Memorial Park382 viewsPhoto by Jeff Weaver, March 2007
North Wilkesboro - North Wilkesboro United Methodist Church382 viewsPhoto by Jeff Weaver, March 2007
Baptist Church Wilkes NC420 viewsFrom a 1930s era postcard. A related piece maybe found in the reprint of the Memorial of Rev. George McNeil which discusses the life of this Baptist pioneer of Wilkes County.
Bank of N, Wilkes384 viewsThis linen era postcard is from the 1930-45 period.
Bank of North Wilkesboro, ca. 1930140 views
Brinegar Cabin682 viewsThe Brinegar Cabin, built in 1884 by Martin Brinegar, is very near Doughton State Park in Alleghany County, North Carolina, however, this cabin is on the side of the Blue Ridge precipice in Wilkes County, NC. This photo is from 1959. From the collections of the Library of Congress.
Capt. Samuel Johnson566 viewsCourtesy of Nanalee Wrenn
Carolina Marble435 viewsUnsure of the date of this piece of ephemera, but probably 1910s.
cascade1.jpg425 viewsThe Cascades, located just inside Wilkes County's western border. Photo by Jeff Weaver, 1990. Some of you might like to read the Elisha Mitchell's Diary of a Geological Tour of Ashe, Wilkes and Surry County, North Carolina
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