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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

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Phipps, John Glenn767 viewsThis late 1930s photo was taken when John was in the Civilian Conservation Corps.
Brown, Fannie759 viewsThis photo dates to 1948.
Barker, Ruth744 viewsThis photo dates from 1948.
388.jpg854 viewsMom and dad "clowning." Photo 1952, Doughton Park, Alleghany County, NC.
413.jpg943 viewsLeft to right, Paul Phipps, Ola Mae Phipps Neaves, Sue Lee Phipps (front), Benjamin Franklin Phipps, and Cora Lee Richardson Phipps. Photo 1938, Weaver's Ford, Ashe County, NC.
460.jpg991 viewsBorn in 1912, Son of Elder Jeter C. Blevins and Rosa Sage. Born and reared at Grassy Creek, later lived in Marion, VA and still later in St. Augustine, FL. Married to Mary Ellen Weaver, daughter of Arthur F. Weaver and Emaline Sturgill.
492.jpg934 viewsPhoto shows Cora Lee Richardson Phipps holding grandson Jeffrey Weaver.
4elders.jpg887 viewsBack Row, left, Elder F. Everette Thompson, right, Elder Charlie B. Kilby; Front row, left, Elder Edd Davis; right, Elder Bynum H. Blevins.
Sturgill, John William757 viewsBill Sturgill, son of James Estil Sturgill and Ella Ingram, holding grandnephew Jeffrey Weaver.
647.jpg1189 viewsThis photo was taken at Grassy Creek, NC in August 1959. I was 14 months old. :-)
691.jpg1114 viewsThis is my mother (Sue Lee Phipps) and grandmother. This photo was taken in 1935. From Jeff Weaver's collection.
Neaves, Lena Kay705 viewsDaughterof Roscoe Neaves and Winnie Emaline Phipps.
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