The following announcement was written by the folks at the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society:
The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society (NYG&B) announced today that Arthur C.M. and Nancy V. Kelly, co-founders and owners of Kinship Books, have donated the assets of their business, Kinship Books, to the NYG&B. This generous gift includes rights to more than 300 publications, including transcribed and indexed materials from more than 50 New York counties.
Kinship Books began more than 50 years ago, under the careful stewardship of Arthur C.M. Kelly of Rhinebeck, New York, who began locating, copying, and transcribing religious records, account books, store ledgers, census records, and other important materials from various locations throughout the state of New York. Focusing heavily on the areas surrounding the Hudson River, Kinship’s publications have helped thousands of researchers uncover their New York ancestors. Now under the careful watch of the NYG&B, New York’s largest— and oldest—genealogical organization, the Kellys’ work will continue for generations to come.