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.

Saturday, July 29, 2017


 Malachi Douglas Self was born at 7:03 p.m. on April 27, 2017 in Des Moines, Iowa. He is the son of Andrew and Tracie Self. He weighed 8 lbs. 8 oz. and was 21 inches long at birth. Below is a photo of Malachi and his father, Andrew Self. Congratulations to Andrew and Tracie. We welcome Malachi to the Self family.