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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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roanokedepot1915.jpg
roanokedepot1915.jpg163 viewsThis postcard was created about 1915.
roanokefarmer.jpg
roanokefarmer.jpg192 viewsThis 1940 photo from the files of the Library of Congress shows a "typical" farmer of the era.
roanokegrammarsch.jpg
roanokegrammarsch.jpg158 viewsThis postcard dates from the 1915-1930 period.
roanokehs1910.jpg
roanokehs1910.jpg163 viewsThis is from a 1910 postcard.
roanokemtnpark1905.jpg
roanokemtnpark1905.jpg159 viewsThis is a 1905 postcard.
roanokemunicipalbldg1930.jpg
roanokemunicipalbldg1930.jpg160 viewsThis is from a circa 1930 postcard.
roanokeoldlibrary.jpg
roanokeoldlibrary.jpg159 viewsThis circa 1940 postcard shows the Roanoke Public Library at that time.
roanokepanorama.jpg
roanokepanorama.jpg177 viewsThis panoramic view of Roanoke was taken from Mill Mountain in 1915.
roanokepostoff1910.jpg
roanokepostoff1910.jpg158 viewsThis is from a circa 1910 postcard.
roanokepresby.jpg
roanokepresby.jpg156 viewsThis is from a mid-20th century postcard.
roanokepubliclib1970.jpg
roanokepubliclib1970.jpg156 viewsThis is a circa 1970 postcard.
roanokeriver.jpg
roanokeriver.jpg160 viewsEarly view of the Roanoke River, near Roanoke
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