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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.

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Totten, Tom504 viewsTOM TOTTEN...THE MASTER AT WORK...SHOOTING NORTH HOLSTON FROM THE DEWEY DEBUSK FARM...APRIL 1967. Tom died January 7, 2008, age 87. Rest in Peace, friend. Tom was the photographer of many of the images een on the New River Notes Photo pages. This image of Tom is courtesy of Don Smith dsmith1043@comcast.net

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Totten, Tom548 viewsMALCOLM MARTIN OF ENGLAND VISITED SALTVILLE IN SEPTEMBER OF 1969. HIS GRANDPARENTS, THE BARNES FAMILY, LIVED IN THE HOUSE ON WEST MAIN IN THE 1890s THAT WOULD LATER BECOME THE M. S. DUNHAM HOME. THE BARNES' HAD COME TO SALTVILLE WITH THE MATHIESONS AND OTHER ENGLISHMEN TO START THE MATHIESON ALKALI WORKS IN SALTVILLE. THE MATHIESONS HAD COME FROM WIDNES, ENGLAND. LATER, THE BARNES FAMILY WOULD RETURN TO ENGLAND AND IN 1902 THE DUNHAMS CAME TO SALTVILLE FROM TITUSVILLE, PA.

MALCOLM IS SHOWN HERE WITH TOM TOTTEN, LOCAL PHOTOGRAPHER AND HISTORIAN. Photo courtesy of Don Smith dsmith1043@comcast.net
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"Big Tom" Buchanan480 views"Big Tom" Buchanan, November 9, 2009. Photo by Don Smith.
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weaverjeff.jpg975 viewsJeff Weaver, shown here at former home in Arlington, VA, now lives in Saltville, VA and hosts this website. The pup is Pip, a long haired mini-daschund.
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wrightgeorgea.jpg759 viewsThis 1926 photo shows Chilhowie's Dr. George A. Wright (left) with an unidentified man after a bear hunt.
   
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