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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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deadbaby1.jpg1020 viewsThis morbid photo taken in the 1890s somewhere in Smyth County shows a dead baby. It was common in the days before photography was widespread to have portraits of dead children made. This is one of these photos. Courtesy of Rick Davidson.
wspen.jpg1017 viewsThis is William Spencer in his Civil War Uniform. He served as Corporal in Company C, 63rd Virginia Infantry. He was the son of Isaac Spencer and Phoebe Anderson.
hillsvillemill.jpg1017 viewsFrom a 1950s era postcard.
Blevinsmaryjanecalvin.jpg1015 viewsThis is Mary Jane Brown Blevins (daughter of Jackson Brown and Charity Blevins and widow of Fielden Blevins). In the picture back row are her daughters Bashie Blevins and Dorothy Blevins Tolliver and son Roby Curtis Blevins. Mary Jane is in the front row with a boy the family can't identify. Courtesy of Cheryl Ruzyla

000_0781.JPG1013 viewsThis is Eric Weaver with Pip.
980a.jpg1008 viewsFront row right, William Worth Weaver, remainder, his cousins.
745.jpg1005 viewsThe group shown here are the children of Benjamin Franklin Phipps and Cora Lee Richardson. Left to right, Sue Lee Phipps Weaver, John Glen Phipps; Paul Jones Phipps, Winnie Phipps Neaves; Mary Annie Lou Phipps Pugh and Ola Mae Phipps Neaves.
Fries - Grayson Sulphur Springs1002 viewsFrom Howe's 1846 History of Virginia. This resort is present day Carroll County not far from Fries in Grayson County.
blevinsjcrosa.jpg1001 viewsThey lived at Grassy Creek, and this photo was taken about 1940.
Radford - Ingles Castle1001 views"The Castle" at Ingles Rd., west Radford, Montgomery Co. VA. Courtesy of David Arnold
HeltonMillworkers~1903.jpg997 viewsThis photo was taken by Herbert Littlewood. The only people I can identify are my immediate family: front row center, Herbert Littlewood with young son Jack ittlewood; middle row, second from left, Emily Littlewood (Pennington); middle row, far right, Hannah Littlewood; top row, far right, Ada Littlewood (Francis). Courtesy of Emily Kilby.
weaverjeff.jpg997 viewsJeff Weaver, shown here at former home in Arlington, VA, now lives in Saltville, VA and hosts this website. The pup is Pip, a long haired mini-daschund.
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