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, February 27, 2008


Madisonville, TN residents Michael and Susan Self recently won a 42-inch LG television in a drawing held by US Cellular. The contest was tied to this year's Super Bowl and had more than 500 entries in East Tennessee and western North Carolina. Congratulations to Michael and Susan! (Wonder when we will be invited over for popcorn and a movie ?)