The Houston Herald is Digitized and Now Available Online for 1881-2016

The following teaser is from the August 8, 2016 edition of the Houston Herald.

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More than 83,000 pages of past issues of the Houston Herald are available on the publication’s website this week, marking the completion of a project that started last fall.

It is believed to be the most complete digital archive among weekly newspapers in the state.

The Herald has chronicled the history of the area since 1878.

The searchable collection begins in May 1881 and extends until this year. Users click the “archives” tab on the home page at houstonherald.com.

Searchable images show each week’s newspaper, and allows a user to complete a detailed search for information, save a clipping into their own scrapbook and share the information by email, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest or embed the clipping on a website.

Read the full article.

Note that subscribers to the paper have access to the digitized data. Newspapers.com is hosting the data, so I expect to see it there.

Author: Leland Meitzler

Leland K. Meitzler founded Heritage Quest in 1985, and has worked as Managing Editor of both Heritage Quest Magazine and The Genealogical Helper. He currently operates Family Roots Publishing Company (www.FamilyRootsPublishing.com), writes daily at GenealogyBlog.com, writes the weekly Genealogy Newsline, conducts the annual Salt Lake Christmas Tour to the Family History Library, and speaks nationally, having given over 2000 lectures since 1983.

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