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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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Allisonia - Allisonia Depot797 viewsPhoto by Shawn Dunford, courtesy of David Arnold
FrostFamily.jpg797 viewsThis picture is labeled on the back "Frost Family." One of the ladies in the picture is Laura Frost, but I cannot identify the others. Courtesy of Mike Marshall
gladysbobblevins.jpg796 viewsThis photo is courtesy of Heather Sexton.
0466.jpg795 viewsCourtesy of the Museum of the Middle Applachians.
Kilby, Roby795 viewsCourtesy of Eleanor Jo Cox
915.jpg795 viewsTaken ca. 1990, this is the Wilburn Weaver family. Taken at the Helton Community Center, Ashe County, NC.
marypierce.jpg794 viewsMary was the daughter of Nathan Phipps and Martha Carolina Hart. Courtesy of Mary Bowman.
edithwilsonbirthplace.jpg794 viewsEdith Wilson was a native of Wythe County and second wife of President Woodrow Wilson. This is from a 1920s postcard.
tspen.jpg793 viewsThis is Troy Spencer's image courtesy of Bryan Spencer. Troy Spencer served as a lieutenant in Company C, 63rd Virginia Infantry. He was executed for desertion in 1864.
pyrrhotitemine.jpg793 viewsGeneral View of the pyrrhotite vein, "Great Gosan Lead" at "Great Outburst" near Chestnut Yard, Carroll County, VA. This photo is from Mineral Resources of Virginia published in 1907.
ivanhoebev.jpg791 viewsThis is an early 20th century shot of the village of Ivanhoe.
taylormarthapj.jpg791 viewsCourtesy of Gabrielle Taylor and Clarence Taylor.
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