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.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007


Derek Harrison Cooper and his sister, Lovonda Mae Nicolette Cooper, graduated from Sequoyah High School in Madisonville, TN on May 19, 2007. They are the son and daughter of Donnie Cooper. They are the grandchildren of Ersie Self Cooper. Congratulations to these two graduates.