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, September 09, 2006


This just in... Cousin Edwin Hill, and wife Julie Hill are the proud parents of a bouncing baby boy. Ethan Lee Hill was born August 8, 2006. He weighed 8.4 lbs. and was 22" long. Edwin is the son of Duane and Vickie Hill of Tullahoma, TN. Duane is the son of the late Howard and Lucy Self Hill. Duane also shared that his daughter, Karie Large, will be having a baby girl next month. CONGRATULATIONS TO THIS FAMILY and welcome to the world little Ethan Lee Hill.