Jewish Herald-Voice Project

Since September 1908, Houston, Texas, has had a weekly newspaper which covers Jewish events in the Houston area and much of Texas. It has been published under several different names during this period, but has been the Jewish Herald-Voice for many years.

Volunteers from the Greater Houston Jewish Genealogical Society have been transcribing life-cycle event information from the microfilm of the Jewish Herald-Voice newspaper (and digital images on CD of those microfilms). The project began in 2001 and an index is being created from the beginning of the newspapaper in 1908. Volunteers have completed the years 1908 through June 2016, and are currently transcribing the second half of 2016. This searchable database on JewishGen is updated every six months.

If you are looking for family members in Texas or Houston, here’s how to access information already in the database:

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/USA/HoustonHeraldVoice.htm

Also, many of the gravestone in Houston Jewish Cemeteries have been photographed and entered into Find A Grave by Lynna Kay Shuffield, who is responsible for registering the Jewish Cemeteries with and getting the State of Texas to designate them as Texas Historical Cemeteries.