Alex Haley’s family tree grows via DNA study By Thomas Jay Kemp | Posted on April 7, 2009 by Thomas Jay Kemp USA Today (7 April 2009) is reporting that a DNA study has extended the branches of Alex Haley’s family tree. The clue came when a “78-year-old man in Scotland named Thomas Baff, … took the DNA test to help his daughter” who was working on the family history. You may read the story here. Powered By DT Author Box Written by Thomas Jay Kemp Thomas Jay Kemp is the Director of Genealogy Products at GenealogyBank. Tom Kemp is an internationally known librarian and archivist – he is the author of over 35 genealogy books and hundreds of articles about genealogy and family history. He previously served as the Chair of the National Council of Library & Information Associations (Washington, DC) and as Library Director of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and the New England Historic Genealogical Society. An active genealogist, he has been working on his own family history for 47 years. With the rapidly growing online archives at GenealogyBank – it is a great day for genealogy!