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, March 30, 2007


The picture above is of the Oliver and Mary Miller Family. Oliver and Mary Miller were the parents of Mildred Miller Thomas, who authored "Mountain Memories". Standing left to right are Boyd Miller, Edna Miller, Mildred Miller Thomas, Stanley Miller (in front) of Oliver Miller, Mary Miller (behind) Austin Miller, Stella Miller, Edith Miller, Ella Miller, Jessie Miller Harlow and her husband, Floyd Harlow.