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.

Saturday, October 16, 2010


The photo above is of Nettie Byers Beavers and her nephew, Wayne Byers. Nettie is a daughter to Dovie Self Byers and Jack Gaston Byers. Nettie passed away in 2008. Wayne Byers is a son of Verlin Byers and a grandson to Dovie Self Byers. Notice the resemblance between Nettie and her mother, Dovie, who's photo is in the previous post. This photo courtesy of Verlin Byers.