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, February 22, 2008


Cousin Kimberly Fowler Wilkerson, her husband Joshua Wilkerson, and their brood of five children moved to Burr, Nebraska in late January. Burr is approximately 30 minutes from Lincoln, NE. Kimberly is the daughter of Jim and Lovonda Cooper Fowler of Vonore, TN.