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, April 07, 2009


This picture was given to me by the late Berlin Self. Left to right is Sara Self, holding her son, William (Bill) Self. Bill was born August 12, 1935, so this helps us to date this picture. Next to Sara is her husband, Onie Self and his mother, Lillie Self, wife of J.R. Sherman Self. Dessie Self is next and then Burt Self is on the end. Dessie and Burt are two more children of Lillie Self.