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.

Saturday, April 08, 2006


Cousin Christy Self Lucas and her husband, Rob Lucas of Maryville, Tennessee are the proud parents of a bouncing baby boy. James Robert Lucas was born at Blount Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, March 29, 2006. I saw the happy grandmother, Donna Self, today. She told me of the birth and was all smiles as she showed me a picture of the little fella. He has red hair...and lots of it. Little James Robert has a sister, Megan, at home. Christy is the daughter of the late Rev. James Verlin Self. Congratulations to Christy and Rob.