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, May 09, 2008


Brittany Cheree Self, daughter of Kenneth Self and Susan Self of Maryville, will graduate from Heritage High School Wednesday evening, May 14, 2008 at 6:00 p.m. The commencement exercises will take place at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, TN. Grandparents are J.L. and Edna Self of Maryville.

Congratulations Cheree !