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, October 28, 2009


Levi Chadwick Morrison was born October 27, 2009 at 4:21 a.m., weighing in at 6 lbs. 1 ounce and 19.5 inches long. He is the son of Melissa Self Morrison and Chad Morrison. Melissa is the daughter of Donnie and Brenda Self and the granddaughter of J.L. and Edna Self. Congratulations to Melissa and Chad !