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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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Blevins, Vay909 viewsvay Blevins was the son of Jeter C, Blevins and Rosa Sage. He marrieed Cora Greer and lived on Cabin Creek in Grayson County, VA> He is buried in Haw Orchard Baptist Church Cemetery, Grayson County, VA.
209.jpg907 viewsFront, Martin Van Buren Richardson and Polly Ann Busic Richardson. Back Franklin John Richardson, Mattie Richardson Sebastian, and Lilly Richardson Sullivan. This photo was taken in 1916 at Troutdale.
NelsonandEasterElizabethHamm.jpg907 viewsNelson Ham and 2nd wife Easter Elizabeth Blevins Ham. This photo is courtesy of Mary Ann Talbott.
Saltville - Olin and Elizabeth Cemetery907 viewsTHE PLANT / THE COMPANY HOUSES / THE ELIZABETH CEMETERY / SALTVILLE, VA. / APRIL 1972. Courtesy of Don Smith
Howell, William, Jr. Family907 viewsThis is a photo of William "Billy" and Celia Halsey Howell and family on the front porch of their home in Todd, NC. The original is a tintype and dates about 1870. Back row l to r: Felix Howell, Rhoda Howell Blackburn, Sarah Howell Adams
front row l to r: Mary Polly Howell Church, Celia Halsey Howell, William Billy Howell. Courtesy of Paul
farmerwilburnsusan.jpg906 viewsCourtesy of Gabrielle Taylor and Clarence Taylor
228.jpg905 viewsThis is a baptizing in Little Helton for candidates for membership in Little Helton Baptist Church. Rev. Paul Phipps is administering the rite.
JoeandMelvinaHamNichols.jpg903 viewsPicture of Joe and Melvina Ham Nichols
Melvina was a daughter of Levi and Millie Ham, and born about 1859. She was a sister of Tobitha Ham Perry Blevins, Courtesy of Mary Ann Talbott
blankenshipnancyweaver.jpg903 viewsBorn June 11, 1857 on Fees Ridge to Andrew Weaver and Malinda Weaver. Married James Andrew Blankenship in Ashe County, NC on March 10, 1873, and then moved to Mercer County, WV. Buried in the Cline Cemetery, Spanishburg, WV. Photo Courtesy of Walt Blankenship
131.jpg902 viewsThis photo shows Polly Ann Busic Richardson (1860-1938) on the left and Mrs. Sullivan on the right. They both lived near Troutdale, Grayson County, VA.
cranberrysingingschool.jpg902 viewsThis photograph dates to the early 20th century.
399.jpg902 viewsThis picture was taken on Middle Fork of Helton Creek, near Whitetop in the late summer of 1924.
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