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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.

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Top rated - Roanoke City and County, VA
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Roanoke City - J. B. Fishburne House253 viewsThis 1950s postcard shows the J. B, Fishburne house, which was donated to the city and at the time this image was made housed the city's department of parks and recreation.55555
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lakespringparksalem.jpg
lakespringparksalem.jpg184 viewsThis is from a 1930-45 era postcard.33333
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roanokechildlabor.jpg
roanokechildlabor.jpg195 viewsThis 1911 photo was taken in an effort to persuade Congress to stop child labor.33333
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crystalspring.jpg
crystalspring.jpg179 viewsThis is a 1907 postcard.33333
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observatory.jpg
observatory.jpg165 viewsObservatory, near Roanoke, ca. 1900
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orphanagesalem1913.jpg
orphanagesalem1913.jpg197 viewsBaptist Orphanage, Salem, Virginia, 191322222
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Roanoke - Belmont Christian Church191 viewsThis is a real photo postcard from the 1940s.22222
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scan0002_(3).jpg164 viewsCourtesy of Robert Weaver leeann18@msn.com.22222
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roanokeriver.jpg
roanokeriver.jpg160 viewsEarly view of the Roanoke River, near Roanoke
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roanokepubliclib1970.jpg
roanokepubliclib1970.jpg156 viewsThis is a circa 1970 postcard.22222
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roanokecollege1908.jpg
roanokecollege1908.jpg161 viewsThis is from a 1908 postcard.22222
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hotelponce.jpg
hotelponce.jpg164 viewsThis is from a circa 1920 postcard.22222
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