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, February 18, 2009


The back of this picture has the name Floyd Self written on it. I do not recall where I got it. People have given me hundreds of pictures over the years. I should have kept better records on where I acquired all of them. I assume it is a picture of Floyd Self, son of Samuel Lamarcus "Mark" Self. Refer to the story recently posted to this site " Information sought for years is discovered...just down the road".