BOSTON – In the headlines of an article on a grant from the Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation dated Feb. 26, The Associated Press incorrectly reported that this grant came from Stephen King himself. A later title on the same story also referred to novelist Tabitha King simply as to Stephen King's wife.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Stephen and Tabitha King donate $ 1.25 million to genealogical society
Novelists Stephen and Tabitha King donate $ 1.25 million to the country's oldest and largest genealogy society
BOSTON (AP) – Stephen King and his wife, novelist Tabitha King, donated $ 1.25 million to the New England Historic Genealogical Society.
The kings donated by their foundation.
The Boston-based organization is the oldest and largest genealogy company in the country. He says he will use the gift announced Tuesday to develop educational programming and fund a family history program for public school students.
This will also help the organization to enlarge its headquarters.
Brenton Simons is President and Chief Executive Officer of the company. He says that money will have "considerable benefits".
The society says that kings have a deep personal interest in family and local history and their importance in education.