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, September 18, 2013


Harvey Lindberg Kiser, 67, of Newburg, PA died Friday, September 13, 2013 in the Chambersburg Hospital. He was born February 14, 1946 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Harvey was a son of the late Walter Barnes and Rose Evelyn Self Kiser. Harvey was a retired Truck Driver from ABF in Carlisle. He was a member of the Big Spring Masonic Lodge # 361, F & A.M., a life member of both the Minnequa Social Club in Shippensburg and the Walnut Bottom Rod & Gun Club. He was an avid Bengals and Cowboys fan. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a daughter, Irene Hayes, a sister, Louise Yust, and a brother Richard Kiser. Harvey is survived by his wife, Barbara L. Mooney Kiser, one son, Alex R. Kiser and his wife Heidi of Frisco, TX, three daughters, Kim B. Corro and her husband John of State College, Tina M. Shafer and her husband Travis of St. Thomas, and Connie Rose Davis and her husband Mark of Burkburnett, TX, eleven grandchildren, six great grandchildren, two brothers, Walter Kiser of Lake Charles, LA, and Terry Kiser of WA, and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 18, 2013 in the Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home, Shippensburg at 2 p.m. Officiating will be The Rev. Paul K. Hauk. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens. A viewing will be held one hour prior to the services in the funeral home and Masonic services will be conducted by the Big Spring Lodge at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 18.