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, December 18, 2005


I spoke to Cousin Jeff's mother, Shirley Butler, a couple of days ago. She told me Jeff came home from Iraq before Thanksgiving. He has had some surgery for a foot injury he sustained while serving in Iraq and is recovering well. Thank God he is home safely and is back with his family in time for the holidays.