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, January 12, 2007


I am posting two more pictures that go along withthe stories Mildred Thomas wrote in "Mountain Memories". The first is of William Self, his twin brother Lawson Self and their half sister Ora Tucker. Mildred wrote about Will and Lawson on page six in "Mountain Memories". Will is on the left, Ora is in the middle and Lawson is on the right. The second picture is supposed to be William Self and Ora Tucker. I believe this picture would have been taken not long before Ora died. I believe Mildred wrote about Ora on page seven.