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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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salemorphanage.jpg163 viewsThis is from a 1915 postcard.
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salempo.jpg146 viewsSalem Post Office, Salem, Virginia, ca. 1940
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scan0001_(2).jpg169 viewsCourtesy of Robert Weaver leeann18@msn.com.
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scan0002_(3).jpg164 viewsCourtesy of Robert Weaver leeann18@msn.com.
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scan0003_(3).jpg153 viewsCourtesy of Robert Weaver leeann18@msn.com.
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shenandoahclub1913.jpg157 viewsThis is from a 1913 postcard.
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standrewsinterior1909.jpg157 viewsThis is from a 1909 postcard.
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standrewsrcc.jpg160 viewsThis is from a 1960s era postcard.
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stjohnsepiscopalroanoke.jpg153 viewsThis is from a 1930-45 era linen postcard.
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stjohnsroanoke1912.jpg152 viewsThis is a 1912 image of St. John's church.
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stricklandbldg1910.jpg153 viewsThis is from a circa 1910 postcard.
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Roanoke - U.S. 11182 viewsIn the days before Interstate 81 was built, U.S. 11 was the main North-South thoroughfare in western Virginia. Many New River familues traveled this road to cities in the north looking for work during the Great Depression and World War II eras.
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