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, August 22, 2006


Mark your calendars now... the annual Self Family Reunion will be Saturday, September 23, 2006 at Camp Tipton Park in Maryville, Tennessee. Directions to the park are: Take Hwy 411 North toward Maryville, TN. Turn right onto Hwy. 129 South at the red light and the Rite Stop Market. Go about 2.5 miles (two point five, not twenty-five). Turn left onto Walker School Road. Go about 5/10 of a mile. Turn right into the park. There is an arch over the entrance to Camp Tipton.