Bibb Co Mail List



The GABIBB-L Mailing List is an e-mail list for genealogical research in Bibb County, Georgia.

***Please save a copy of the welcome messages for future reference.***
The list owner is Jennifer Sherwood Braswell.
RootsWeb is the host for the mailing list.


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  • a digest of multiple messages).
  • In the message body include only one word: subscribe
  • (Turn OFF your signature file when sending this command)

    To unsubscribe, send an e-mail message to:

  • (for individual messages)
  • (for a digest of multiple messages)
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  • (Turn OFF your signature file when sending this command)

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    ***Note: You must be a subscriber in order to post to the list!


    PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE MESSAGE before you post a message to
    1. Purpose. 
    The GABIBB-L list is for discussion of the history of Bibb County, GEORGIA, and the genealogy of Bibb County families. 
    Discussion of history and genealogy of the part of Middle Georgia that became Bibb County in 1822 is also welcome.
    2. How to unsubscribe. 
    Send a message to that contains (in the body of the message) 
    the command "unsubscribe"  (sans quotes) and no additional text (if you have difficulty removing your signature lines, 
    you can put the word "quit" on the line after "unsubscribe"). 
    If your E-mail address goes bad or your mailbox fills up, you'll be automatically unsubscribed by the mailing list software 
    after the fourth message in a row bounces back to RootsWeb. 
    In this case you are welcome to subscribe again. 
    If you will be away from your research for a while,  you may unsubscribe for that period of time, and catch up by reading 
    the archives for this list.
    RootsWeb GABIBB List Archives
    3. How to subscribe. 
    Whatever you just did worked, or you'd not be getting this message. 
    But for future reference (for instance, if your subscription is cancelled for whatever reason and you want to resubscribe), 
    just send the command "subscribe" to
    4. How to change to digest mode 
    (several postings are combined and sent to you together as a single large message). 
    There are two steps. First, send the command "subscribe" to to start receiving digests. 
    Second, send the command "unsubscribe" to to discontinue mail mode. 
    (do NOT include the quotes in your message)
    5. How to change to NOMAIL mode. 
    There is no formal NOMAIL mode. 
    All you have to do is follow the directions above and unsubscribe when you want the messages to stop, 
    and then when you want them to start again, simply subscribe again.
    6. To post a message so everyone on the mailing list receives it, just send it to 
    It will then be sent on to everyone in both mail and digest mode. Don't send it explicitly to both mailing lists.
    7. I am Jennifer Sherwood Braswell, the manager of the GABIBB-L list. 
     If you have problems getting unsubscribed from the list or have any other difficulties with the list, 
     write to me (not to the list) and I'll try to resolve the problem.
    I can be contacted at
    8. Even if you decide not to save this message...
     please try to remember that, like all the COUNTY-L lists at RootsWeb, the subscribe and unsubscribe messages go to
    not to the list itself. 
    If such messages do appear on the list, I'll send a  private reminder about the correct procedure.
    9. This is a mailing list. 
    For more information about RootsWeb, see 
    It's not necessary to pay anything to subscribe to any of its mailing lists.
    10. Message format and attachments. 
    Please submit messages only in plain text, and don't submit attachments. 
    Many of our subscribers are using software that cannot read attachments. 
    (RootsWeb does not allow virus laden mail to reach our lists.)
     if you are subscribed to list mode and you receive a message with an attachment that "appears" to be from the list, be careful,
       it was most likely forged from someone's address book and is carryng a virus) 
     *** Please note that if you are using Outlook Express,  that the digest comes as a collection of posts that appear 
    as several separate  attachments...
    this is how OE handles these digests, and since they are from RootsWeb, they will NOT carry viruses. 
    *** Also, note that if you are using OE and have ticked the box to not open suspicious attachments, 
    then you will not be able to open your RootsWeb digests,
    as this features blocks all attachments  whether they are safe or not.
    11. Subject lines... for  best results.
    Please, always use a helpful subject line like "John DOE d. 1840 in Bibb Co GA", rather than a generic one like "inquiry about my family line".
    12. Advertising. 
    Technically, RootsWeb has a "no commercial use" policy. 
    Like all RootsWeb policies, though, the last thing that we want is for policy to get in the way of our doing genealogy. 
    Therefore, the GABIBB list will accept brief announcements of books and other resource material for sale that is specifically related to this county.
    Don't include prices and ordering info; just include a pointer to a URL, a commercial mailing list, 
    or an E-mail address where the complete ordering information can be found. 
    This same policy hold for meetings, reunions, etc.
    In case of doubt, send the message to me, the list manager, Jennifer Sherwood Braswell,, 
    and I'll review it and forward it to the list if appropriate.
    13. Copyrights. 
    Any person sending a message to this list retains the copyright to it. 
    By sending the message, you grant to the listhostess, and to her heirs, and assigns forever, 
    permission to distribute copies of the message to other list members, to store archival copies of the message, 
    and to make the archival copies available to the Internet community at large. 
    You also grant to other list members the right to quote your message in part or in total as a part of their replies sent back to this list, 
    but not to other persons or lists without their permission.
    14. NO-NOs. 
    Please do NOT submit virus alerts, chain letters, or other off-topic material to the list. 
    Don't send copies of copyrighted material. 
    Vulgarity and personal attacks on other list members are also unwelcome. 
    Don't send messages exceeding 20 kilobytes in length. 
    If someone else violates these rules, please do not send their message back to this list! 
    That just magnifies the problem, and defeats our anti-spam defenses at Rootsweb. as list manager, I will handle violations of these guidelines.
    These guidelines are here to help each of us reap  the most benefits from this posting to these list.
    I hope you enjoy your visit here.
    Jennifer Sherwood Braswell

    Updated:Sunday, 29-Aug-2004 22:40:52 MDT
    The GAGenWeb Project--BIBB COUNTY Page
    Copyright © 2003, 2004: Jennifer Braswell