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.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008


The bi-annual Coleman Reunion will be held in Vonore, Tennessee on Sunday, July 20 2008 at Ft. Loudoun State Historic Park. The park is located on Hwy. 360. Everyone is invited to attend. Bring a covered dish and join us after church (noon). Contact Barry Self for more information or directions.