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, September 30, 2008


Cousin Kim Fowler Wilkerson and her family moved to Nebraska from Tennessee this past February. Her mother told me recently that Kim has a blog so the family back east can keep up with the goings-on of this large family. I have checked it out and it is very interesting. I wanted to pass on the address in case anyone else would like to know what Kim and her brood are up to. The address is