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, May 04, 2007


One of the photos above shows the pallbearers carrying the casket of Van Lowry Self to a gravesite in the Pontotoc Memorial Gardens in Pontotoc, Mississippi on Monday, April 30, 2007. The other photo shows the casket sitting at the gravesite after the services concluded. A complete obituary will be added to this site within the next few days.