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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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Roanoke - Catawba Sanitarium285 viewsThis 1930s postcard shows the dining hall at the Catawba Sanitarium, a facility for tuberculosis patients located near Roanoke.
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.
wranglerelectric1914.jpg233 viewsThis 1914 postcard shows Jefferson Street and Wrangler Electric Company at night.
12oclockknob.jpg229 viewsPostcard view of this local landmark.
cavernhillinn.jpg206 viewsThe Cavern Hill Inn is shown in this circa 1920 real photo postcard.
campbellave1911.jpg204 viewsThis is a 1911 postcard.
Roanoke - Elmmwood Park203 viewsThis view of Elmwood Park is from a 1920s postcard.
orphanagesalem1913.jpg200 viewsBaptist Orphanage, Salem, Virginia, 1913
roanokechildlabor.jpg198 viewsThis 1911 photo was taken in an effort to persuade Congress to stop child labor.
earlyroanokepool.jpg196 views1920's Swimming Pool, Roanoke
roanokefarmer.jpg195 viewsThis 1940 photo from the files of the Library of Congress shows a "typical" farmer of the era.
Roanoke - Belmont Christian Church195 viewsThis is a real photo postcard from the 1940s.
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