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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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Home > Roanoke City and County, VA

nwshopsroanoke.jpg160 viewsThis is a circa 1912 postcard.
nwtrainroanoke.jpg181 viewsThis 1960s postcard shows Diesel engine 132 in the Roanoke yards.
observatory.jpg165 viewsObservatory, near Roanoke, ca. 1900
orphanagesalem1913.jpg197 viewsBaptist Orphanage, Salem, Virginia, 1913
pierpontbrickworks.jpg174 viewsThis is a 1909 real photo postcard.
randolphmarket.jpg155 viewsThis is from a 1907 postcard.
roancityhall1927.jpg157 viewsRoanoke, Virginia City Hall, 1927
roancityhosp1914.jpg162 viewsRoanoke City Hospital, ca. 1914
roandam1905.jpg159 viewsHyrdo-electric dam on the Roanoke River, near Roanoke, 1905
roanokeaerail1.jpg163 viewsThis is a 1937 aerial view of Hotel Roanoke and surrounding area.
roanokebev.jpg167 viewsAerial View of Roanoke, ca. 1945
roanokecanteenww1.jpg165 viewsThis postcard is from 1918.
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