BOICE-L ArchivesArchiver > BOICE > 2005-05 > 1116790032
From: "Mary D. Taffet" <>
Subject: Re: [BOICE] Boice/Boyce
Date: Sun, 22 May 2005 15:27:12 -0400 (EDT)
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Feel free to ask whatever you like about him or her here on this list --
the list itself has much looser rules than the message board does.
In order to ask on the message board for BOICE, you would need to clearly
state that the name was represented as BOICE at some point in time --
otherwise the message would have to be considered off topic for the board.
What some of you may not realize is that any messages posted to the
message board also come here to this list. This whole thread began as a
message on the message board which was gatewayed here to the paired
mailing list, but since then, the discussions have been only on the list.
So to recap:
Mailing list rules == must pertain to BOICE in some way, but alternate
spellings are quite welcome.
Message board rules == must specifically mention BOICE as a surname
somewhere in the message -- otherwise, it's off topic and will either be
moved or deleted.
That said, there are separate mailing lists for:
And there are separate message boards for:
BICE (paired with the BICE mailing list)
BISE (paired with the BISE mailing list)
BOYES (paired with the BOYES mailing list)
BOYS (paired with the BOYS mailing list)
BOYSE (paired with the BOYSE mailing list)
BUYS (paired with the BUYS mailing list)
I don't know that all of the above spellings are necessarily variants of
BOICE, but I know some of them are. I must say however that I am
surprised that there is no list or message board for BUIES, which is what
my uncle believes the original Dutch surname was (he's been researching
our BOICE family since the early 1960's). The license plate on his car
-- Mary D. Taffet
List & Board Admin for BOICE
On Sun, 22 May 2005, Manning Voorhees wrote:
> Hello -- Curiosity: my gr gr gr grandmother's surname was Boice
> (Raritan/Middlebush area of NJ) but she descended from a Dutch immigrant to
> New Netherland ("NN") by name of Buys whose name was Anglicized to Bice then
> to Boice. Must I cite her complete pedigree in order to ask a question about
> the original immigrant and her ancestor to NN?
> Manning Voorhees 22 May 05
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Mary D. Taffet" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: 21 May, 2005 16:53
> Subject: Re: [BOICE] Boice/Boyce
> > Carolyn,
> > As I just mentioned in another reply, you CAN use multiple spellings in
> > one message, but they must be connected to a specific person in order to
> > remain on the message board for the surname in question.
> > As I also just mentioned, no matter where a message is posted, you can
> > still find it using a global search on the message boards. If you haven't
> > used the global search on the message boards, you should try it some time;
> > you might be plesantly surprised.
> > -- Mary D. Taffet
> > List & Board Admin for BOICE