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, December 07, 2007


From our home to all of you, I want to take this opportunity to wish everyone a most blessed and joyous holiday season. We hope everyone will be able to enjoy the holidays with family and friends. Let's be sure to take some time out of our busy schedules to really celebrate the true meaning of Christmas.

Try to figure out this little brain teaser! Answers may be emailed to me at The answer will be posted just before Christmas, unless someone guesses correctly before. In that case the answer and the name of who broke the code will be announced whenever it is broken.

What Christmas message does the following give ?