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.

Saturday, February 20, 2010


This is just a reminder for those who plan to attend the memorial service to honor John J. Self on Saturday, March 13 in Tellico Plains. Please call or email me (if you haven't already) if you plan on attending. I have heard from four or five who plan to attend. If you are not familiar with what this is going to be, please see the post I placed on this site on February 2. It explains everything.

Ph. 423-420-9253 or email