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a great place to start your family research

A Guide to Home Genealogy by Kitchen-works-inc.

The only Selfs with Indian heritage are those who inherit it from a maternal line





General research tips


Help Support the Union County, GA Historical Society
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Many Selfs lived in Union County!


A historical novel by R. L. Jones (Cousin Roni)

Book Cover

Frixo ( is a road travel reporting website, that provides our users with the most up-to-date road traffic information. The data is updated every 5 minutes using sensors placed on motorways and common A / B roads.

What do you do if you're "Mr. Mom" and the future generation is sleeping?
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Title: Family Genealogy
Description: Discover how to research your family history firsthand with
this beginner through advanced step by step guide.

Link to the Clark Home Page

Please click on the button above to go to the home page of Cousin Lisa and Cousin Ronny
In addition to genealogy, you can read about their 68 Chevy SS Camaro and other interests


The "Communities" experiment at RootsWeb is over. But you can still visit our Lighthouses WebSite.

Two great sites by Mike Gora featuring history and maps: The Hiwassee River Basin Directory: The Area Around Hayesville, NC and Hayesville, NC & The Hiwassee River Basin.


Veteran health care is a major topic of interst today.  This resource covers how the VA uses big data analytics to help improve veteran health care. See guide here: How the VA Uses Big Data Analytics to Improve Veteran Health Care and Well-Being

If you are worried about internet security (and we all are!), go to to save-on-internet-safety.  It will show you how to use advanced free tools too guarantee a secure site. This is a wonderful new idea, and the guide is as easy to read as the software is to set up.

All you ever wanted to know about sleep. is "the most comprehensive source in sleep."  It provides "evidence-based sleep health information, news, and unbiased product reviews."

Its "mission is to save homeowners over 1 billion hours each year on home maintenance and repair decisions. We do this by offering advice, doing reviews, creating guides, and writing a handful of inspirational content for all types of homeowners. You can learn more about us on our "About" page here: "  This site has wonderful graphics and lots of well-organized information.

The CBD Awareness Project is a site that explains the benefits of CBD without the negative effects of drugs.  It is intended "to share the information you need and help separate fact from fiction. We feel as though CBD has the potential to be a very impactful remedy, but there’s not a lot of great information out there. [The site exists] to connect the dots and provide consumers with information they can understand."

'Another great site promoting CBD is CBD Central, a potential users' guide which provides a  list of conditions that CBD can help improve. Along with each condition, you’ll find the scientific studies and explanations to back it up."

Assistance for veterans is the theme of Free Grants for Veterans.  The site "provides comprehensive details on grants for veterans.  These grants are given away for free, and they could help low income veterans with bills, mortgage, rent, housing, college, and medications."

Assistance for women is the theme of Free Grants for Women.   "Listed here are free grants and financial assistance programs that help women with medication, housing, medical bills. rent,
utility bills, child care, education, and mortgage among others."

Assistance for Native Americans is the theme of Grants for Native Americans.  The "website provides detailed information on native american grants that could help low income individuals and
families [ two parent and single parent ] with grants and scholarships. Assistance is offered free of cost to eligible families who can offer sufficient documentation to prove financial hardship."

Recovery Village offers help with addiction to drugs and alcohol

Easy-to-read and understand, this site explains alcoholism and its effects on the body
An understanding of the facts can be an important part of recovvery.
Of special interest is the section on Effects-of-alcohol and a quiz to discover if
you have serious problems with addiction

Alcoholism is a sad disease.  Click here to learn more about it

For help with addiction, visit

Information about vaping

Product safety is imperative to your good health!


The Web projects of Sean Miller include many names from the dim past. This page leads you to both a searchable index to The Anglo-Saxon Charters of King ∆thelstan, 924-39 and htm files for the rest of the Regesta Regum Anglorum divided by reign. To view directly the existence of Sewlf, minister, click HERE.

A searchable online version of The Domesday Book of William the Conqueror (compiled roughly about 1086) has a list of landowners of various names as well as a regional map and clickable links to specific locations. We found mention of Saewulf (pre-Conquest landholder) here.

Cousin Tania's father, Lee Self, is interviewed in the September 28, 2005 issue of the San Francisco Chronicle.  Click the link for story and photos.  Linked with permission from Eric Fong.


Suzie Henderson has done a beautiful job--as usual--with the site for Fannin County, TX.

Lots of Selfs/Selphs lived in Natalie Huntleys two TNGenWeb counties, Crockett and Dyer.   [Temporarily unavailable]

Visit the Gibson County, TNGenWeb site, home of some Selph families. Check out the photo pages for some Selph pictures also.

Check out the Whitfield County, GA site!

Michael Dye's award-winning Russell County, VA USGenWeb site contains, among other things, a link to tax lists and Census records.

Visit the Hart County, KY USGenWeb site. The Kentucky Selfs are a large family, and you'll find many helpful resources here.  [Temporarily unavailable]

The 1840 Census for Cherokee County, NC is now online!

Cousin Fran's family lived in Coos County, OR. When you get to this site, click on "Coos Families" for SELF information.

Tim's ancestors also lived in Clay County in North Carolina, as well as in Union County and Towns County in Georgia.

We also host the USGenWeb sites for Murray County, GA, Fannin County, GA, and King County, TX.

If you have ancestors from North Carolina, visit the Home Pages for Rutherford County.

Travel back in time to the county of our English beginnings--Wiltshire, England--on the Moonrakers page.


Bible Study material for small groups, by Dr. (Former Pastor) Bob

Cousin Mac has a beautiful website.

Cousin Michelle sells Cookie Lee Fine Fashion Jewelry.

Visit Cousin Shirley's new blog site.  A beautiful and informative page.

Shirley Fisher is now your Self Avon Lady.  Order directly from her website..

Cousin Rita has created a unique business with an equally distinctive is definitely worth visiting.

A new site featuring West Virginia (and other) Selfs!  Visit this great site by Cousin Justin often for new updates!

Visit the home of the Self Foundation, established by James C. Self in 1942.

Sirenian International, Inc.

Cousin Caryn is President and co-founder of Sirenian International, Inc., an organization of grassroots people who share a dedication to manatee & dugong research, education, and conservation through inter-cultural collaboration. They are a partnership of scientists, students, educators, conservationists, and the public. They believe in the process of integrating science, education, and culture to catalyze positive change in our shared environment, Mother Earth.  Visit us online at  To read more about Cousin Caryn, see

Follow Cousin Barry's Genealogy Blog (2005-present)

Cousin Mad writes: "Remember this glass when you need a special gift for someone..."  Visit her site and see her beautiful items.

Cousin Jim has a site devoted to the Blankenship surname. 

Dualtone is a successful record company located in Nashville, TN., and it's owned by Cousin Dan Herrington and Scott Robinson!

One of the loveliest and most well-organized sites on the Web--with lots of Selfs--is the Pegram Family Album.  Many, many thanks to Nola and Winona for all the help with the Self/Pegram lines.

Check out Cousin Alan's site--over 2,700 surnames so far in The Descendants of William the Conqueror.

Our very dear cousin, Rocky Harmon, operates a new gym for cheerleading teams. You can visit his page and see some great photos. Rocky is the son of Sherry (Bennett) Bell from the Thomas Self/Oney Ham line.

Visit Cousin Dan's Website. Click on the "James Henry" button for the SELF part of his family.

Visit Cousin Pat's genealogy home page. The Cripe section is where the Selfs come in.

If you're interested in the line of Jesse and Mary (Narramore) Self, you should visit Cousin Sandy's "" site and see the wonderful photos there. To do this, send an e-mail message to Sandy and make sure to include both your first and last names and the e-mail address you will use to view the page.

The "mystery page" concept is the basis of Cousin Cindy's Website. Perhaps you can help her identify some Selfs among her wonderful collection of photographs. Even if you can't, you'll have fun browsing through her treasures.

Cousin Bryce has a terrific page: "The Descendants of Jesse Self of Walker County, GA" that contains a gedcom of this family from Jesse and Mary (Narramore) Self to 1920.

Cousin Bob has a Self in his family tree also. You can find her on his site. We would like to identify her

Cousin Sandra, of the Isaac Self (Alabama) line, has a really lovely FamilyTreeMaker site, special in that it includes both family trees and photographs.

Cousin Dianne's online site contains a reference to Hattie (Self) Propst.

Go to Cousin Stephen's page to find a great list of genealogy resources. (We are in the Personal/Family section, reviewed Oct. 11, 1998.)

Cousin Mac's home page celebrates his hobbies and his hometown--a very, very nice site.

Cousins HarSea and Kauff host the Seabolt pages. Visit them and send in your Seabolt queries.

Cousin Janis has a wonderful home page devoted to the Sinclair Shiflett family. 

Cousin Sherri has put together a wonderful page--it's not directly about Selfs but about the town of Culloden, GA and the Highland Games festival held there.


For those researchers just starting out, the blog, The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Genealogy, is a great place to start

The Family History Photo Archive

An informative article on genealogical influences on health

History of Ellis Island, suggested for inclusion here by Becca Riggs.

A guide for genealogists written by a fellow researcger,

A resource site:

A recommended site for beginners is the Ultimate Genealogy Guide.  It's an easy-to-understand introduction to genealogy for those just starting their quest.

Another beginning site, also easy to use:

Recommended by teacher Mrs. Katie Gold:  NYC Genealogy    This is an especially helpful site since many of our English Self cousins settled in New York after 1850.

You can find many helpful records at A Guide to Free Genealogy and History Books by Steve Anastasiadis.

Also check out his publications How to Gather Family Information and How to Teach Kids About Family History and Genealogy

New Resource:  Vodien

Recommended by the class of Ms. Julie Loomis:  History at Home: A Guide to Genealogy.

Kristen Potter and her class recommend a great site discovered by her student, Emily:  Action Donation Services has published Finding Family from Ship's Passenger Lists, a collection of helpful links for anyone researching ancestors who came to the United States from another country.

An exciting new site in 2012:  Barry's Blog on Genealogy.

Are your kids and grandkids interested in genealogy?  Not if they're like ours.  Here's a great kid-tested site that will help you and your children to view the past and find out about your ancestors.

Friend and Official Bossier Parish [Louisiana] Historian, Clifton Cardin alerted us to a story of murder and mayhem in 19th century England.  A woman named Maria Clarke had buried her baby alive because she was afraid her husband-to-be would back out of the marriage if he knew she already had a child.  You can read this fascinating tale at (subscription required, or try their free 14-day trial).

Live Roots is a specialized search engine that assists you with locating genealogical resources, regardless of where it may be stored.

USA People Search

A new, well-organized way to keep up with your ancestors and relatives:  Your Beginnings, hosted by Gary Dawson.

Brigham Young University Family History Archive

A very nice, resourceful genealogy page--Genealogy Today!

We were really impressed with The Valley of the Shadow.  This site is perfect for those interested in the Civil War, portraying both sides from a Northern and Southern County.

Visit the new home on the Web for the Union County (GA) Historical Society.

The Digital Library of Georgia is a wonderful offering from the GALILEO Project at the University of Georgia Libraries.

Visit the Choctaw County, OK Genealogical Society homepage.  Cousin JoLynn is the Society's Vice President! 

Check out OKGenWeb's Photo Gallery!  There are Selfs there and lots of other Oklahoma surnames related to us!

There are many documents containing Self names at the 1790/1800 County Tax Lists of Virginia, hosted by Steve and Bunny Binns.

Cousin Sybil alerted us to the Online Records Index Page of the South Carolina Dept. of Archives and History.

Lovely memorials to deceased individuals.  Also, check out Findagrave.

Find interesting articles from newspapers and other sources--one is on Hannah (Self) Story.

Visit DeadFred for mystery pictures of your ancestors and relatives!  To go directly to the Self photos at DeadFred, click here!

The Book, "Blood Mountain Covenant," by Charles Hill, was written about the grandson-in-law of Celia (Self) Collins of Union County, GA.  Click here to read an interview with the author and accompanying photographs by Martha Clement.

Check out Tracking Your Roots for marriage, Bible, and Civil War records. There are Selfs listed there. has many cemeteries listed. This one is for Salem Cemetery in Union County, GA.

Civil War Message Board Portal

Fascinating reading! Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County 1745-1800 by Lyman Chalkley has three complete online volumes containing quite a few references to the interaction of the Selfs with their new immigrant neighbors.

Click here to find out where and how to obtain vital records and documents in all 50 states.

Did your ancestors live in a poorhouse? The Poorhouse Story is a clearinghouse for information about 19th century American Poorhouses. Updates are added frequently so please check this fascinating site often.

Visit Cemetery Junction for the most comprehensive cemetery site on the Web!

For those with Alabama ancestors, the Albama Department of Archives & History site is a wonderful place to find information.

See the courthouses where your Texas ancestors may have conducted business and where their records may now be kept!

Lyman Chalkley's Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia Extracted From the Original Court Records of Augusta County, 1745-1800 is now online at RootsWeb in its 3 volume entirety.

Search the files of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

A few good sites offering searchable surnames and surname Websites:

Would you like to see a distribution map for SELF and other surnames? Then check out this site! Very cleverly done colored maps show you where you're most likely to find your ancestors.

Rebel women--here's a link for you!

To understand relationships to your cousins, get a copy of Cousin Calculator!

Visit and read the "WPA Life Histories from Texas." This page has a link to WPA writings from other states, too.

For Beginners: here's a good place to start your World Wide Web family research.

This page contains many links to genealogy on the Web, Cyndi's Page

Do you have Scottish ancestors who married into the Self family? If so, go to the Website of the Aberdeen and NE Scotland FHS.

Kindred Konnections ( has a free searchable database as well as a lineage library for members.

Roots Computing provides helpful hints for family research. It is also the home of Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter.

A site featuring military biographies online and photographs by mail: the Home Page of the U.S. Army Military History Institute.

Search zip codes!

Search area codes!

a new search engine on the "cutting edge"
check it out!


Web Crawler



Great Site:   An ad-free utility including online timer, stopwatch and countdown:  Current Time

Check out You can find out the time and date anywhere in the world--plus a lot more!

The time is presented here in large print so everyone can see it easily:  The Time Now

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