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, April 11, 2007


Wayne and Diane Self Haynes of Madisonville, TN announce the birth of their daughter, Hannah Grace, born February 14, 2007 at Sweetwater Hospital, Sweetwater, TN. She weighed 6 pounds 1/4 ounce. Siblings are Brody and Braden Haynes. Grandparents are Laura Self and the late Curley Self, Lois Haynes and the late Willard Haynes. Congratulations to Wayne and Diane.