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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.

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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.

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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Piney Grove Cemetery501 viewsCourtesy of Nanalee Wrenn
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Capt. Samuel Jackson440 viewsCourtesy of Nanalee Wrenn
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Mulberry - Cross Roads Primitive Baptist Church533 viewsThis church was established in 1850. Photo by Jeff Weaver, March 2007.
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Mulberry - Mount Lawn Memorial Park393 viewsPhoto by Jeff Weaver, March 2007
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North Wilkesboro - North Wilkesboro United Methodist Church393 viewsPhoto by Jeff Weaver, March 2007
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Baptist Church Wilkes NC428 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.
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Bank of N, Wilkes394 viewsThis linen era postcard is from the 1930-45 period.
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Bank of North Wilkesboro, ca. 1930147 views
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Brinegar Cabin694 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.
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Capt. Samuel Johnson577 viewsCourtesy of Nanalee Wrenn
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Carolina Marble445 viewsUnsure of the date of this piece of ephemera, but probably 1910s.
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cascade1.jpg433 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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