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.

Sunday, June 01, 2008


Since the season of "Decoration Days" at the church cemeteries is about to come to an end for another year, I thought I would share another picture I had on file from days gone by. The picture above was taken at Citico Cemetery in Monroe County, TN. I am guessing it was taken in the early 1970's or late 1960's maybe. Brothers Roley Self,at left, and Emery Self, on the right are shown standing in the Citico Cemetery. They were sons of Rev. Cicero and Mosurie Self.