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.

My Photo
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.

Thursday, March 16, 2006


Ruth Smith Anderson will celebrate her 85th birthday on Saturday, March 18, 2006 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law Betty and Beecher Tallent in Athens, Tennessee. Ruth was born March 16, 1921. She is the daughter of James Thomas Smith and Mary Louisa Self Smith. Ruth has four children. HAPPY BIRTHDAY RUTH!