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.

Monday, July 19, 2010


Green Bean Festival, Blairsville, Georgia--- July 30-31, 2010. Observe the bean harvest with an antique tractors display, a farmers market, a green bean recipe contest, a crafts fair and demonstrations, a 4-H talent show and children's activities on the town square. Call (706) 994-4837 for more information. Blairsville is Self country. John and Lydia Self were married near Blairsville, GA (Union County). Our family lived there for many years, before moving to Tennessee.