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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.

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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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Arnold, Chub and Bill Pateson392 views"CHUB" ARNOLD AND BILL PATTESON / NARROWS HIGH SCHOOL, NARROWS, VA. / NOVEMBER 2003

"CHUB" AND BILL PLAYED BASEBALL TOGETHER FOR THE SALTVILLE ALKALIES BACK IN THE 1950s. BILL RECENTLY RETIRED FROM TEACHING AND COACHING AFTER MANY YEARS AT NARROWS HIGH SCHOOL. Courtesy of Don Smith dsmith1043@comcast.net

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johnstonhg.jpg315 viewsPhysician and surgeon with a practice at Pearisburg in 1924. Born on November 18, 1877 at Pearisburg, son of dr. Harvey G. Johnston, Sr. and Mary Fowler Halsey.
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stumptaze.jpg296 viewsBorn in Franklin County, VA April 6, 1863, son of Silas G. Stump. Superintentent of the New River Tannery in 1929 when this photo was made.
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snidowwb.jpg272 viewsMember of the bar and commonwealth's attorney for Giles County, VA. Born at White Gate March 2, 1877, son of John D. and Jennie Bane Snidow.
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