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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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lester9.jpg371 viewsPhoto circa. 1920.
lesterjoe1934.jpg372 viewsJoe Lester is shown with wife Frances Hicks in this 1934 photograph.
lesterminnie.jpg351 viewsThis photo was dated 1925. Minnie is the mother of Juanita.
lesterray.jpg350 viewsRay Lester is on the on the left in this 1920s photo. The other two men are unknown.
lesterray2.jpg366 viewsRay Lester is seen here wearing the uniform of the Glade Spring Baseball team in the 1920s.
lesterraytom.jpg353 viewsThis photo was taken in the 1920s. They lived near Glade Spring, VA.
lestertom.jpg343 viewsThis couple lived near Bristol, VA.
Milt&Alice.jpg410 viewsMilton Crosswhite (s/o Golden Crosswhite, Davidson Battery, CSA & Elizabeth Hockett) & wife, Alice Farris. Courtesy of Jack Hockett

RalphMarvinDaddyJohn.jpg405 viewsThis photo was taken in Rich Valley. Daddy and his brothers and brother-in-law were cutting trees that day. From left to right is Ralph Chapman, Marvin, Ira and John Johnson. They married Evelyn, Laura Belle, Ruth, and Nancy Davidson, respectively. Courtesy of Lesa Long
robertsonwyndhamjr.jpg393 viewsLived at Plasterco in Washington County, just outside Saltville.
salt34.jpg426 viewsMover and shaker behind the Barter theater in Abingdon. This photo shows him speaking at the Saltville High School. Photo courtesy of Roger Allison
sheridan.jpg499 viewsAnn Sheridan was Clara Lou Warren, daughter of Lula Warren (born in Washington County) and George Sheridan. Lula was my grandmother's sister and daughter of Spencer and Maggie. Spencer and Maggie are the parents of my grandmother, Sarah Warren who married Adolphus Cole, s/o Milton Cole and Lucy Roberts. Maggie's family are the Wilkes County, NC Roberts. That makes her my second cousin. She was the famous "OOMPH Girl" of the movies. She starred in many movies. Courtesy of Barb Norvell.

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