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.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008


I want to share a couple pictures of my "DNA Cousin", David Self and his lovely wife, Jeanie. David and Jeanie have retired to Dunnelan, Florida. One of the pictures was taken of David in a blackhawk helicopter while he was still working overseas for Uncle Sam. The other must have been taken in Florida. I am not for certain. Anyway, I wanted everyone to Meet David and Jeanie. (Please refer to the article just before this one for more information on David's Self family research and upcoming book.)