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, April 28, 2010


Adam's mother, Brenda Self, sent me this picture today. I want to share it with everyone else. She writes "here's a picture from Adam's Marine boot camp graduation if you want to post an update to Self page. He graduated April 9th, and is now at Camp Geiger N.C. continuing his training. Thanks!"

Congratulations to Adam and a big "thank you" for serving his country.