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, November 25, 2008


A new baby, Kameryn Alaine Keys, makes the fifth generation for Lucille White. Pictured here are great-great grandmother Lucille White, great-grandmother Helen Taylor, grandmother Angela Holloway, mother Brittany Keys and baby Kameryn. Lucille White is the widow of Ray Lee White, son of John Swiney White and Arkie Loiuse Kirkland White. Arkie was the daughter of Jess Kirkland and Ruth Josephine Self Kirkland.

I saw this picture in the local paper recently and wanted to share it with everyone on the blog.