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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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Roanoke City - J. B. Fishburne House256 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.Dec 15, 2007
Roanoke - U.S. 11185 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.Dec 15, 2007
Roanoke City - Jefferson Street175 viewsThis 1912 postcard shows Jefferson Street with automobiles and street car tracks. Interesting period of transition.Dec 15, 2007
Roanoke - Elmmwood Park202 viewsThis view of Elmwood Park is from a 1920s postcard.Nov 08, 2007
Roanoke - Catawba Sanitarium285 viewsThis 1930s postcard shows the dining hall at the Catawba Sanitarium, a facility for tuberculosis patients located near Roanoke.Nov 08, 2007
Roanoke - Offices of the Norfolk & Western Railroad189 viewsFrom a 1930s postcard.Oct 18, 2007
Salem - Passnger Depot168 viewsThis 1915 postcard shows the Norfolk and Western Passenger Depot in Salem, Virginia.Jul 02, 2007
Roanoke - Hotel Roanoke184 viewsThis is a very early color postcard, circa 1905.Feb 12, 2007
Roanoke - Crystal Springs187 viewsThis is from a very early color postcard, perhaps circa 1905.Feb 12, 2007
Roanoke - New Roanoke Memorial Hospital178 viewsThis is a 1940s postcard.Jan 22, 2007
Roanoke - Belmont Christian Church195 viewsThis is a real photo postcard from the 1940s.Jan 22, 2007
pierpontbrickworks.jpg177 viewsThis is a 1909 real photo postcard.Jan 16, 2007
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