Barry's Genealogy Diary

This online genealogical diary is hosted by Barry T. Self. It is primarily for information pertaining to the SELF surname, more particularly for descendants of John J. and Lydia Avaline Waters Self, who were married in Union County, GA in 1851. Barry Self is the SELF proclaimed family genealogist and historian, having spent over 20 years researching this Self line. This diary is dedicated to preserving and sharing the findings of his research.

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Location: Madisonville, Tennessee, United States

I am married to a wonderful and sweet wife, Svitlana, who is from Ukraine and we have a beautiful daughter, Lydia Elizabeth. I have worked in the funeral business since 1988 and thoroughly enjoy researching my family roots.

Friday, July 29, 2005


Anyone who would like to contact me with an idea or family news of any kind for this blog site may do so by one of the following ways. E-mail me at: or call me at Ph.(423)420-9253. It is usually best to call after 9:30 P.M.. Otherwise, I may be at work and you will have to talk to Svitlana and/or leave a message with her or our answering machine. I invite and welcome your correspondences.