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 04, 2013


The 28th annual Self Family Reunion will be held Saturday, September, 28, 2013… Pearson Springs Rotary Pavilion, Montvale Station Road, Maryville, Tennessee. We will gather around 3:00 p.m. and eat around 4:00 p.m. Bring a covered dish and a good appetite and join us. For more information call Ph. 423-420-9253. Directions: On Hwy. 411 North in Maryville, turn right at the Exxon station, onto Sandy Springs Road. Pass Foothills School, turn left onto Montvale Station Road. Go approximately ½ mile. The pavilion entrance will be on the left, just before Sandy Springs Park. Bring lawn chairs! Only benches are available for seating. Restrooms are on site. We hope to see you there.