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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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Home > Roanoke City and County, VA

Roanoke - Crystal Springs184 viewsThis is from a very early color postcard, perhaps circa 1905.
earlyroanokepool.jpg193 views1920's Swimming Pool, Roanoke
elksclub.jpg184 viewsElks Club, Roanoke, Virginia, ca. 1918
elkshome1906.jpg176 viewsThis postcard dates to about 1906-7.
elmwoodpark.jpg175 viewsThis is from a 1914 postcard.
Roanoke - Elmmwood Park199 viewsThis view of Elmwood Park is from a 1920s postcard.
ferrybuilding.jpg172 viewsThis is from a 1900-1910 era postcard.
Roanoke City - J. B. Fishburne House253 viewsThis 1950s postcard shows the J. B, Fishburne house, which was donated to the city and at the time this image was made housed the city's department of parks and recreation.
franklinrd.jpg179 viewsFranklin Road, Roanoke, Virginia, ca. 1900
garstdairy.jpg188 viewsThis late 1930s postcard shows the Garst Dairy delivery fleet in Roanoke.
govtbldg.jpg166 viewsGovernment Building, Roanoke, Virginia, ca. 1900
greenemethodist1955.jpg158 viewsThis is from a ca. 1945 postcard.
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