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, March 23, 2010


Cousin Adam Self, son of Jeff and Brenda Self, of Maryville, TN will graduate on April 9 at Parris Island, SC and become a Marine. His initial plans are to serve one four year tour of duty, according to his mom. Adam left for boot camp on January 11. Keep him in your prayers. Congratulations to Adam for serving our country.