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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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Most viewed - Giles County, VA
Pearisburg - Angel's Rest801 viewsThis 1960s postcard shows the Angel's Rest mountain near Pearisburg.
narrowsofnewriver.jpg590 viewsThis aerial photograph was made in the 1950s.
nrgiles38.jpg534 viewsPhoto by the Virginia Department of Agriculture 1938.
sinkingcreekbridge.jpg500 viewsOne of the last covered bridges in Virginia is shown in this 1960s postcard.
littlefallsonstonycreek.jpg491 viewsThis is from a circa 1910 postcard.
Pearisburg - Panoramic View487 viewsThis 1907 postcard shows the town of Pearisburg and Angel's Rest Mountain.
egglestonferry1913.jpg485 viewsThis 1913 postcard shows the location of the Old Ferry over New River at Eggleston, VA.
gilesch.jpg482 viewsThis is from a 1960s Court House.
mtnlake~0.jpg458 viewsThis is a view of Mountain Lake from the hotel on the lake shore. Postcard from the 1950s.
mtnlake.jpg447 viewsThis is a postcard view of Mountain Lake taken in the 1950s.
narrowsceleneseplant.jpg443 viewsThis is from a mid-20th century postcard.
Dismal Falls435 views"Dismal Falls" on Dismal Creek, Giles Co., VA. Photo by Shawn Dunford. Courtesy of David Arnold
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