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, July 25, 2006


This past July 3rd, Barry's Genealogy Diary had been on the internet for one year. It is hard to believe I have been posting to this site for a whole year. Time sure does fly by. I hope all of you still enjoy visiting the site from time to time. I will keep adding information as I have the opportunity. Information may be added at a slow pace from time to time. Keep coming back. I will try to keep it interesting. Thanks for your support.