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BRIEF HISTORY OF THE SELF FAMILY IN THE UNITED STATES
Most researchers believe that Olde Robert Selfe was the ancestor of
most of the Self family in America. Arriving in Virginia in the 1600s,
Robert Selfe appears to have been descended from Walter Selfe of
England. The name "Self"
is thought to be a shortened version of "Seawolf," dating back
to the early Viking voyages along the English coast. Many courageous
became pioneers in our country's expansion westward, and the
of Robert Selfe were soon residents of the Southeastern United States
Virginia to Texas with several families settling in the midwest. Today,
the Self name can be found in all fifty states.
was Walter Selfe? Read the article at "Self Seekers," January
search there for other information on Selfe history in England.
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1998 - 2014
Tim is the grandson of Homer Self, the little boy seated at the extreme right of the photograph on our "Family Album" welcome page. He lives in Southern California, and in addition to genealogical research, he's interested in computers, guns, and restoring old trucks. He's added six children, even more grandchildren, and two great-grandsons to his own Self portrait.
Barbara was a computer network administrator in a Southern California community college library, retired as of June 2010. She's been involved in family research since the age of 14 in New England.
ENHANCE YOUR OWN SELF PORTRAIT
Contribute to our ongoing Self Family History research project. Pictures are always intriguing, but words will do just as well. Contributions of photographs, stories, copies of old letters and other documents, and most especially "family trees" of both your ancestors and your descendants will all be considered. If you're interested, please send e-mail to Webmaster
We enjoy corresponding with all of the "cousins" who discover
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Please let us know so we can correct our files.
information on the exciting new SELF DNA project!
Project Administrator: Kathi Bobb
Our Website, SelfSite at RootsWeb is an extension of Self Portraits. SelfSite at RootsWeb is dedicated to facts. Here you'll find our Census Tables as well as State by State/County by County families that make up our "Loose Ends" and "Dead Ends." Both projects are always in progress, so please check the site regularly. And if you would like to contribute Census records, please contact us.
(part of Ancestry)
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SELF MESSAGE BOARDS
SELF Resource Page
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If you'd like to post a query to help you find an ancestor, visit one of our Find YourSelf pages and then contact Webmaster with your request.
Find YourSelf: Selfs in the US, page 1
Find YourSelf: Selfs in the US, page 2
Find YourSelf: Selfs in the US, page 3
Find YourSelf: Selfs in the US, page 4
Find YourSelf: Selfs in the US, page 5
Find YourSelf: Selfs in the US, page 6
Find YourSelf: Selfs in the US, page 7
Page 7 has the most recent queries
Find YourSelf: Selfs in England
FindYourSelf: Selfs in Australia
Find YourSelf: Selfs in Canada
to our Link YourSelf page.
SELF FAMILY OF THE WEEK
Updated each weekend!
OF OCTOBER 20, 2013, WE ARE FILLING IN GAPS FOR WHICH WE HAVE NEW
THIS IS SUCH A LONG PROJECT THAT WE ARE PAUSING OUR FEATURED FAMILY AND
FAMILY RECORD UNTIL THE REVISIONS ARE COMPLETE.
THANKS FOR YOUR PATIENCE!
View past families on Family Record Online
A list of past families can be found on the Featured
Family List page.
A second page starts with the Sixth Generation
A third page is devoted to more of the Sixth Generation
A fourth page contains the Seventh Generation
A fifth page continues the Seventh Generation
HelpYourSelf to source documents in print and electronic format
If you have a gedcom or other electronic file that you would be willing to distribute to other cousins, please let us know.
SELF FAMILY ALBUM
Picture your Selfs in The Self Family Album
Also visit The
Self Family Album II
and The Self Family Album III
Can you identify the people on our SELF MYSTERY PAGE?
CENSUS/SOUNDEX RECORD PAGES
The Self Census/Soundex Records are now located at SelfSite at RootsWeb
SELF CEMETERY TRANSCRIPTIONS
Cemetery transcriptions by our cousins
READ ABOUT YOURSELF
in Self Revelations, page 1 Self Revelations, page 2 Self Revelations, page 3 Self Revelations, page 4 Self Revelations, page 5
Self Revelations, page
6 and Self
Revelations, page 7
Self Revelations 8 is a special article about Thomas Self, husband of Oney Ham
Self Revelations page 9 and Self Revelations, page 10
We would appreciate
news articles about Selfs--births, marriages, deaths, feature
stories, and special achievements
Census and Cemetery transcriptions
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