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, September 08, 2009


I am getting way behind in posting news on this site. I want to announce that Kim and Joshua Wilkerson have a new baby boy. Nathanael Edward Wilkerson was born August 30, 2009. He's 7 lbs. 5 ounces and 20 inches long. You can take a look at him by visiting the following blog:

Congratulations Kim and Joshua!