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.

Sunday, July 03, 2005


This blog stuff is new to me. I am just getting this site started so if you are one of the first to visit, welcome. There is not much to see yet as you can tell. It is still under construction I guess you could say. In the near future there will be interesting stuff to read here... well it will be interesting if you are into genealogy, especially Self Family genealogy. Otherwise, it will probably be very boring. Come back again soon. I plan to have some great stuff posted here. Thanks for visiting. Later