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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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AlvinHenryRichardson.jpg849 viewsCourtesy of Karen Lovell
McCluremillard.jpg848 viewsThis is a picture of Millard F. McClure. He was the son of Henry Samuel McClure and Sarah "Leah" Howell. The two ladies are; Mecy Blevins (standing) and Easter Blevins. They were the daughters of Alfred Blevins and Margery Sheets. All from Silas Creek, Ashe County. Courtesy of
dunjonh2.jpg847 viewsJohn Henry Duncan, III (1878-1946). He lived and died in the northeastern corner of Carroll Co, in the Deepwater area. High up on a hill, away from the dirt road is the Duncan Family Cemetery where his parents and other members of the family are buried. Courtesy of Jason Duncan
100_1395.jpg847 viewsPhoto by Jeff Weaver, March 31, 2006.
millongalaxline.jpg847 viewsThis photo is from the early 20th century.
388.jpg845 viewsMom and dad "clowning." Photo 1952, Doughton Park, Alleghany County, NC.
PapaSturgill.JPG843 viewsJohn A. Sturgill was the son of Joshua Sturgill and Phoebe Marilda Weaver. Photo courtesy of Michelle Sullivan Decker.
HackHamm.jpg842 viewsHarrison "Hack" Benjamin Hamm (1886-1961)
Son of Nelson and Easter Elizabeth Blevins Hamm. Courtesy of Mary Ann Talbott
bearwallowfalls.jpg840 viewsNear Horse Creek and Mud Creek. Photo by Jeff Weaver, summer 2004.
100_1394.jpg840 viewsPhoto by Jeff Weaver, March 31, 2006.
GeorgeLewis.jpg840 viewsGeorge T. Lewis 1858-1948. Courtesy of Judy Lenderman
Cleveland - Cleveland Lumber Yard839 viewsHorse drawn wagons of lumber crossing mountain from Lebanon to Cleveland to be shipped by rail. Russell County, VA.
Courtesy of a person who wishes to remain unknown.
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