The Washington County genealogy mailing list is hosted by RootsWeb Genealogical Cooperative. There presently are over 250 subscribers from all over the country and other parts of the world. It is just another way of sharing information and making contacts.
You can search list messages, archived by month and year, by going to this address. You'll need to create a password for yourself, but there is no charge for using this feature. https://lists.rootsweb.com/hyperkitty/TNWASHIN-L/
You can search all list messages by going here and typing in TNWASHIN-L .
You have two options. If you subscribe to the List "L" mode, you will receive an individual e-mail message for every post to the list. A benefit in the list mode is that you can save individual list messages that are of importance to you.
If you subscribe to the Digest "D"mode, you'll receive the list messages at the end of the day as one e-mail. To save an individual message, you have to cut and paste, but it does cut down on mail.
You can always change your subscription by unsubscribing to one mode and subscribing to the other.
The RootsWeb list filters will not accept the following:
*HTML coding. If you cut and paste from a web page, or if you have a fancy page design or font, it will not be forwarded to the list.
*Attachments. Some mailing lists accept attachments, but RootsWeb's lists do not. If you attempt to send a list message with a text, html, or image file attached, your message will not be forwarded to the list.
* Spam. Advertisements sent in bulk will be detected as spam and will not be forwarded.
*Viruses. Viruses will be detected and will not be forwarded to the list.
Before subscribing, be sure to turn off any signature file you may have in your e-mail preferences. Your preference should be set on plain text. Please don't include any message, other than the automatic "subscribe" message that will appear. Just click on the option you prefer and hit "send." The computer will do the rest!
You should receive a welcome message from the list. After that, you can start posting to the list! Welcome!