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, July 13, 2010


The bi-annual Coleman Family reunion will be held Saturday, July 17, 2010 at Fort Loudoun State Park in Vonore, TN. The event will begin at 12:00 p.m. (Noon). Bring a covered dish (or two) and come join us for a great afternoon. The Coleman family is part of our Self family lineage.