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Stephen King, Wife Donate $1.25M to Genealogical Society

The Boston-based organization says it will use the gift to develop educational programming

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    Stephen King, Wife Donate $1.25M to New England Historic Genealogical Society

    The master of the American horror novel has donated $1.25 million to the masters of American genealogical research.

    Stephen King and his wife, Tabitha, made the gift through their foundation to the New England Historic Genealogical Society.

    The Boston-based organization is the nation's oldest and largest genealogical society. It says it will use the gift announced Tuesday to develop educational programming and fund a curriculum in family history for public school students.

    It will also help the organization expand its headquarters.

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    Brenton Simons is president and CEO of the society. He says the money will have "far-reaching benefits."

    The society says the Kings have deep personal interest in family and local history and their importance in education.

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