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.

Friday, May 22, 2009


Colby Tyler Self, son of Stephen and Denise Self, graduated from Kindergarten at Vonore Elementary School on Thursday, May 21, 2009. The ceremony was held in the school gymnasium at 9 a.m. Approximately 80 students graduated along with Colby. Colby has one sister, Scarlett Marie Self. Scarlett served as an usher for the graduation program. She is in the third grade at Vonore Elementary. Colby is pictured above with his grandmother, Willie Self, right after the graduation exercises.