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.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014


Fred Lester Self, age 92, of Maryville, TN passed away Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at Asbury Place. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Wanda Self, and several nieces and nephews. There was a graveside service and entombment at 3:00 p.m. on Friday January 17, 2014 at Grandview Mausoleum with the Rev. Charles Ballard officiating. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, TN. 865 983 1000.