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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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Newbern - Wilderness Road Museum1441 viewsWilderness Road Regional Museum, Newbern, Pulaski Co. VA. Courtesy of David Arnold [email]][/email]44444
(3 votes)
James Surrett 1910 975 viewsThis circa 1910 postcard shows "James Surrat 120 Years Old. A Half Breed Cherokee who Inhabits the Mountains of Bland Co, Va." One researcher states that he was born 1795 Cherokee, NC and died 1915 Bland County,VA.44444
(8 votes)
Jeff Weaver1050 viewsTaken in the Museum of the Middle Appalchians, March 2006.44444
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MYSTERYGIRL001.jpg3958 viewsProbably from the Saltville, Virginia area, this unknown photo is courtesy of Don Smith dsmith1043@comcast.net44444
(19 votes)
unknowninbook1.jpg3797 viewsCourtesy of Lila Ford lila607@yahoo.com44444
(25 votes)
blackburnfuneral.jpg1358 views This is a funeral picture from the late teens/early that purports to be a Blackburn buried over near Dr. Clays office.
Courtesy of Lonnie Jones
(8 votes)
radfordchristmas.jpg532 viewsThis photo is from Christmas 1940.44444
(4 votes)
wilkesborogradedschool.jpg396 viewsThis ca. 1915 postcard shows the graded school at Wilkesboro, North Carolina.44444
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Picture 019.jpg259 viewsThis photo is of Laurel Creek between Laurel Bloomery, TN and Damascus, VA. Photo April 28, 2006 by Jeff Weaver44444
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mtncitymethodist.JPG214 viewsPhoto April 29, 2006 by Jeff Weaver.44444
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SaraJaneLaRuemotherofMaryLaRueJeffery.jpg418 viewsCourtesy of Bobbi huskypup@bellsouth.net44444
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Gentry&ElzinaPerry.jpg626 viewsJames Gentry Perry (Dec 5, 1869-May 14,1950) and wife Elzina Miller (Feb.5,1869- Dec 25, 1940) Gentry was the son of Solomon and Tobitha Ham Perry and Elzina was the daughter of Harrison Baker and Phoebe Jane Weaver Miller. Courtesy of Mary Ann Talbott matalbott@seidata.com44444
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