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.

Friday, December 10, 2010


Someone complained recently to me that they could not find any contact information for me on this blog. I apologize. I would have sworn I put that information someplace on the blog. Oh well, here it is again. To email me use:
To call me, use: 423-420-9253. To write by snail mail use: 315 Oklahoma Street, Madisonville, TN 37354. After mid- January, 2011 we will be moving to another house and the address should be: 502 Mill Street, Madisonville, TN 37354. Hopefully, we will keep the same telephone number. So, I hope this will be enough information for anyone wishing to contact me about genealogy or other mattters related to the Self Family. Happy holidays! Barry Self