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, November 28, 2007


Eugene and Maysel (Hill) Self, of Maryville, TN, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 2 to 4 p.m. December 2, 2007 at New Providence Primitive Baptist Church, Maryville. They request that gifts be omitted. Their family includes children Lamar Self, of Maryville, Jeff Self and wife Brenda, of Maryville, and Randall Self and wife Ingrid. They have three grandchildren. Mr. Self is retired from ALCOA Inc. Mrs. Self is retired from Lays. They are members of New Providence Primitive Baptist Church and N.R.A.