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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

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

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allsaintsch.jpg655 viewsThis photo post card was made in the 1950s/1960s.
avery.jpg461 viewsName sake of Avery County, NC
averyfair.jpg236 viewsThis image, courtesy of Julia Kodak Williams shows a hot air ballon at the Avery County fair in 1913.
balsam.jpg416 viewsThis view is an early 20th century photograph of a planting of balsam firs near Grandfather Mountain.
bannerelk.jpg230 viewsThis is from a 1950s postcard.
bannerelkfishing.jpg422 viewsThis image was made in 1941 and shows a man fishing in the rapids of the Elk River.
bannerelkgrandfather.jpg220 viewsThis image was made in 1941.
bannerelkpresby.jpg215 viewsThis is from an early 20th century postcard.
beechmountain.jpg235 viewsThis is from a late 1960s/early 1970s postcard.
crossnoreschool1932.jpg262 viewsThis is a 1932 postcard view of the mission school.
eseeolalodge.jpg233 viewsOne of the many tourist lodging establishments in the mountains.
Banner Elk - Grandfather Children's Home241 viewsThis is from a 1950s postcard.
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