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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.

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houk15.jpg546 viewsLeft to right, front row. #2 Martha Roberts Hackler, #3 Callia Donia Roberts Houk, #4 Mary Robert Catron. #7 Len G. Houk, #9, Alma G. Trent Houk. Courtesy of Thom Houk.
houk2.jpg514 viewsCourtesy of Thom Houk.
houk4.jpg518 viewsCourtesy of Thom Houk.
houk5.jpg494 viewsCourtesy of Thom Houk.
houk6.jpg517 viewsCourtesy of Thom Houk.
houk7.jpg512 viewsCourtesy of Thom Houk.
houk8.jpg508 viewsCourtesy of Thom Houk.
houk9.jpg501 viewsCourtesy of Thom Houk.
Richadson, Luther and Dwight552 viewsLuther Richardson with baby Dwight Richardson. Picture submitted by great granddaughter Lynn Sexton Gallegos

ingramjohnc.jpg1109 viewsJohn Calvin Ingram (1842-1918) served in Company A 26th NC in the Confederate Army. Charity Ann Farmer (1844-1920) was the daughter of Wilson Farmer and Susan Wyatt. They lived on Haw Orchard Mountain, Grayson County, VA, and are buried in the Haw Orchard Baptist Church Cemetery. Common rumour has it she was a witch.
ingramrobert.jpg500 viewsThey lived in Harford County, MD when this image was made, but had previously lived on Haw Orchard, Grayson County, VA.
irbycole.jpg575 viewsMargaret and Irby were the children of Adolphus Cole and Sarah Warren Cole. Margaret was my mother. Courtesy of Barb Norvell.
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