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.

Friday, October 20, 2006


Cousin Duane Hill wrote me this evening to share that he and his wife, Vickie, are grandparents once again. Olivia Irene Large arrived Wednesday, October 18, 2006. She weighed 6lbs. and 10 ozs. and was 19 3/4 " long. Parents are Charles and Karie Hill Large of Manchester, TN.
Duane Hill is the son of the late Lucy Self Hill and Howard Hill.

Welcome to the family little Olivia Irene Large.