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.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006


Cousin Daisy Murray e-mailed me this picture of her parents and I wanted everyone to see it. This is Arkie Self Hawk and Roy Hawk. What a nice picture ! Thanks Daisy. By the way, this is a good time to ask if anyone else has a picture they would like to share on this site, just e-mail it to me and I will be more than happy to place it for all to enjoy.