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Alex Haley's Y-DNA confirmed to Scottish ancestor

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Alex Haley's Y-DNA confirmed to Scottish ancestor

Posted: 1376769990000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Haley, Baff, Baugh,Palmer, Jackson
I received this video through genealogybank. I haven't seen it anywhere else so I thought I would post it here for descendants and relatives of Alex Haley, author of Roots.

His nephew Chris Haley did a DNA test a while back and his Y DNA matched the Baff family of Scotland perfectly. Alex Haley's story included the father of his grandfather Alec Haley as a William Baugh. This DNA test result has confirmed that family oral tradition. Spelled Baugh here and pronounced Baff.
Here is the link to the video:

This is a great resource for confirming the patrilineal line for Alex Haley's extended family members. I've check a number of trees online and some include William Baugh while others do not. It looks like he can be added with confidence to those family trees.

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