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, October 13, 2010


James Strickland and Melissa Franklin were married Saturday, October 9, 2010 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Vonore, Tennessee. James is the son of Douglas and Louise Strickland and the grandson of Faye Self Strickland and the late Delmo Strickland. Congratulations to this couple. A photo will be added as soon as possible.