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.
- Name: Barry T. Self
- 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
Monday, September 29, 2008
ANOTHER PICTURE FROM SELF FAMILY REUNION
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
MORE REUNION PICTURES
SELF FAMILY REUNION PICTURES Continued
SELF FAMILY REUNION PICTURES
Monday, September 22, 2008
News From The Self Family Reunion
This year, J.L. Self opened with prayer and we recognized Ersie Self Cooper, who turned 88 years old on Thursday, September 18. Ersie is the mother of 9 children. Two of her daughters, a granddaughter and a great grandson were with her at the reunion. I realized later that four generations of her family were represented at the reunion. We should have recognized this accomplishment. Ersie is the daughter of William Emery Self and Mary Self.
The oldest person present at the reunion was 90 year old Ola Mae Self, widow of James Sanford Self. She was recognized and honored with a gift. Several of her family members were also present, including three daughters.
The youngest child present this year was 6 month old Marcus Hill, son of Staci Hill. Marcus was recognized and honored with a gift.
Several families who attended had three generations represented and there may have been another family with four generations represented. I was trying to figure this out, but the crowd was too large for me to succeed at this. I tried to at least speak to each one who attended. Trying to speak to 80 people, eat, take a few pictures, eat, and get a bit of information on a few families was almost impossible to accomplish in a little more than two hours. Oh, and I had to eat a little too. I did manage to get some great pictures. I will try to share some of those on the blog in the near future.
All in all, it was the best reunion ever in my opinion. And I am already looking forward to next year. I hope to see everyone there.
Friday, September 12, 2008
SELF REUNION, SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 20
For exact directions to the church, go to the church website which is www.fbcmaryville.net
There, you can get access a map under the "Contact Us" tab, and look for "map the location". The church address is 3310 Old Niles Ferry Road, Maryville, TN 37803. It is really easy to find, just a short distance off Hwy. 411 and Hwy. 129. Hope to see everyone there.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Friday, September 05, 2008
SELF FAMILY REUNION TWO WEEKS AWAY
The reunion will be Saturday, September 20, 2008 at the Friendship Baptist Church in Maryville, Tennessee. The church is on Niles Ferry Road, south of Maryville. It is actually close to where we usually have the reunions at Camp Tipton Park. The church is off Hwy. 129 which most of us have to travel to get to Camp Tipton Park. If anyone needs more detailed directions please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at Ph. 423-420-9253. I want us to have a big crowd this year. Please try to come! I can't wait to see you there.