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.

Monday, November 10, 2008


A big "thank you" goes to all our veterans and active military servicemen and women for the sacrifice and contribution they have given our great country. We owe these people for the sweet freedom we enjoy everyday. Tuesday, November 11th is Veterans Day. Let me encourage everyone to find a veteran on Tuesday and thank them personally for their service to our country. It is because of them we live freely in the greatest country on earth.