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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

Collection of historic and current photos mostly covering the upper New River area of southwestern Virginia and nortwestern North Carolina

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Home > New River Notes Photographs and Images > Portraits of the Founders of America

Noah Webster115 viewsPortrait of Noah Webster (1758-1843) Lexicographer and Political Economist by James Sharpless
General Montcalm129 viewsPortrait of General Montcalm (1712-1759) French Commander in America in the French and Indian War, Killed at Quebec along with General Wolfe
John Andre139 viewsPortrait of John Andre, British Spy hanged in 1780, by John Singleton Copley
Marquis de Lafayette147 viewsPortrait of Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834)
General John Burgoyne140 viewsPortrait of General John Burgoyne (1723-1792) by Thomas Hudson
First Battle of the American Revolution190 viewsFirst Battle of the American Revolution (Lexington), April 19, 1775 by Amos Doolittle
Battle of Germantown207 viewsBattle of Germantown October 4, 1777 by Edward Lamson Henry
Wise Men of Gotham and their Goose227 viewsWise Men of Gotham and their Goose, published 16 February 1776 by W. Humphrey, Soho
Boston Massacre262 viewsBoston Massacre on the Streets of Boston March 5, 1776, engraved and colored by Paul Revere.
Congress Voting Independence297 viewsCongress Voting Independence by Robert Edge Pine and Edward Savage
James Madison261 viewsJames Madison (1751-1836) Life Engraving by W. R. Jones, 1814
DeWitt Clinton248 viewsDeWitt Clinton (1769-1828) Life Engraving by W. R. Jones, 1814
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