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, May 27, 2011


Ashley Mae Rodgers graduated May 19, 2011 from Sequoyah High School, Madisonville, Tennessee. She is the daughter of Roy and Angela Self Rodgers. She is the granddaughter of Steve Self and Dorothy Harwell; great grand-daughter of Doc Self and Mary Ellen Yates Logan; great-great-granddaughter of George Washington Self. Congratulations to Ahley.