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Self family newsletter

The Self family
Serial /Serial with Fiche
  • Winter Haven, Florida : D.C. McCarthy, c1982-2004
  • Columbus, Georgia : D. Howard, c2005-
v. : ill., coat of arms, facsims., geneal. tables, maps, ports. (some col.)
Vol. 1 no. 1 (Dec 1982) -


Quarterly, published in January, April, July, and October, with some irregularities.

Editor: Daniel C. McCarthy & Cheryl E. McCarthy (1982-2004); Doris Howard (2005- ).

Publication suspended from 1992-1997. Some issues were actually published later than dates designated on the covers.

Published: Winter Haven, Florida; Calhoun, Georgia; Columbus, Georgia.

Col. Daniel McCarthy founded the "Self Family Newsletter" in December 1982. Dan with his wife, Cheryl E. McCarthy, the senior editors, contributing editors, and their subscribers formed an organization called Self Family Researchers. Daniel McCarthy served as copyright owner and publishing editor until the responsibility of publishing editor was turned over to Doris Howard. The Self Family Researchers organization is a member of the Guild of One-Name Studies, the Federation of Genealogical Societies, and the International Internet Genealogical Society. For more information, see their Web site.

Some pages are faded, or otherwise hard to read. Best copy available.

Newsletter for the interchange of genealogical data and history of the Self (and variant spellings) families who came mainly from England. Some immigrated through Barbados (West Indies), Pennsylvania, and Virginia, and then settled in Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia in the 1600-1700s. One early ancestor was Robert Selfe (ca. 1630-1717) who was probably the first Self ancestor to come to America. He immigrated to Westmoreland County, Virginia in the 1650s. He married wives, Mary and Jane, and had sons Robert, John, Stephen, and William. During the 1800s, some immigrated through California and New York, then settled in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and Utah. Some married into the Creek and Comanche Indian tribes, and settled in Old Creek Nation (Georgia), Louisiana, and Texas. Later descendants immigrated through Canada, and settled Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, Washington D.C., and elsewhere. Information and indexes of births, marriages, and deaths are extracted or transcribed from bibles, census records, deeds, diaries, immigration records, journals, land grants, marriage records, military records, obituaries, pension applications, probates, rent rolls, Soundex records, surveys, tombstone inscriptions, wills, as well as shared research, biographies, local histories, and other sources. Years covered are the 1600s to the present.

Includes bibliographic references.

A table of contents (called "Issue Index") for each issue is found on the Self Family Newsletter web site, under heading selection "SFN Issues."

Volumes 1 & 2 are indexed.

Includes queries.

Includes Seff, Selfe, Selff, Sell, Selph, Sielf, Silf, Sulf, and other variant spellings.

Also includes Brent, Burleson, Collins, Ferguson, Holder, Mayhew, Skilton (Skelton), and other related families.

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