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, May 18, 2011


The annual Self Family Reunion that is usually held the first Saturday in June at the home of our cousin J.L Self has been cancelled for this year. Mrs. J.L. (Edna) Self notified me of this today and asked that I help spread the word. The reunion will most likely be held again in June, 2012. This reunion is for the descendants of William Emery and Mary Self.