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.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006


Michelle Denise Thomas, daughter of Alvin and Peggy Thomas of Vonore, Tennessee will marry Matthew R. Givens on Saturday, December 30, 2006 at Vonore Baptist Church in Vonore.

Michelle is the granddaughter of Ersie Self Cooper and the late Willard Cooper. Ersie is the daughter of the late Emery and Mary Self. Congratulations to this couple!