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 17, 2013


Brittany Cheree Self will graduate from Maryville College on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. The graduation will be held on Anderson Lawn at the college campus located at 502 Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville, TN. Cheree is the daughter of Kenny Self and the granddaughter of J.L. and Edna Self of Maryville, TN. CONGRATULATIONS CHEREE!