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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 Cripplegate, London, 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 Selfs became pioneers in our country's expansion westward, and the descendants of Robert Selfe were soon residents of the Southeastern United States from Virginia to Texas with several families settling in the midwest. Today, the Self name can be found in all fifty states.

Who was Walter Selfe?  Read the article at "Self Seekers," January 1999, and search there for other information on Selfe history in England.


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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.

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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.


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RESEARCH PROJECT

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

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DNA PROJECT

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Project Administrator:  Kathi Bobb



SELFSITE AT ROOTSWEB

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.


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FIND YOURSELF

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




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SELF FAMILY OF THE WEEK

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AS OF OCTOBER 20, 2013, WE ARE FILLING IN GAPS FOR WHICH WE HAVE NEW INFORMATION--
WE ARE CURRENTLY ON THE SIXTH GENERATION, THE SECOND PAGE OF THE LIST OF PAST FAMILIES

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


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 WILL OF OLD ROBERT SELFE


THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR RECORDS
of GARRETT WATTS
husband of Anna (Self) Watts
transcribed and contributed by Cousin Debbie

WILL (1654) OF ISAACK SELFE FROM MELKSHAM
contributed by Donald King

Source:  Public Records Office - in England

To see the will (PDF file), click here--and please be patient--this Adobe Acrobat file takes a while to load

Extract:

Will dated Jan 24, 1654/55, Prvd ? May 21, 1664; Melksham, Wiltshire, EN;
Isaacke Selfe, Gentleman of Melksham
Town of Beanacre (?) within Melkshaw parish
Childrens' late grandmother -  Edith Power (implies ?? - not gm of all the
children)
Names sons:
   Robert (eldest son)
   Isaacke
   Jacob
Names daus:
   Margarett Selfe
   Jane Selfe
   Mary Sadler
   Elizabeth Hughes, son-in-law Ferdinando Hughes
   Francis Thresher
   Alice Gale, son-in-law John Gale
   Roberta Barnard
   Sarah Selfe
   Joan Bridges, grandson Richard Bridges
   Grace Forman
   Ciseley Stephens


 
WILL (1639/40) OF ISAACK SELFE FROM MELKSHAM
contributed by Donald King

Source:  Public Records Office - in England
www.documentsonline.pro.gov.uk/default.asp

I am attaching a Will for another Isaack Selfe from Melksham. 

To see the will (PDF file), click here--and please be patient--this Adobe Acrobat file takes a while to load

Extract of names and relationships:
Will dated Feb 18, 1639/40, Prvd ? Mar 9, 1639/40; Melksham, Wiltshire, EN;
Isaacke Selfe "the Younger" of Beanacre, Wiltshire
Names no sons:
Names daus:
   Anne
   Judith
1st wife died (name?)
wife - Hannah
Father-in-law - Richard Goddard
Brother-in-law - Robert Forman (m. Isaac’s sister Grace) OR brother of
Isaac’s wife Ann/Hannah ??


See also: Wiltshire Community History, Melksham


SOURCES PAGE

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


We would appreciate

news articles about Selfs--births, marriages, deaths, feature stories, and special achievements
Census and Cemetery transcriptions


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