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, March 24, 2006


John Henegar, Jr. has compiled a book on his family history. The book covers John's relationship to the Smith, Self, Whitmore and Stonecypher families. John's mother was Ada Smith Henegar. She was a daughter to Mary Self Smith. Mary was a daughter to Cicero and Mosurie Whitmore Self. The book is indexed which makes it easier to locate specific names. For more information, John may be reached at the following e-mail address: