The following is an article written by Bobbi King:
The FGS Boston conference is shaping up to be a great one!
Have you been thinking that having a hotel roommate would help defray your costs in attending this conference? Well, help is on the way: FGS is offering a roommate-finding service.
I myself have had good luck when I've "advertised" on a public online list for a conference roommate. And even though I've had good luck with this method of finding a roommate, it does make a person nervous to put your name and email address out on the Internet.
As a member of the FGS Conference Planning Committee, I've offered to receive email requests for individuals looking for possible roommates for Boston. You can email to me your inquiry about finding a roommate, along with information such as nonsmoking, whether you're a late night person or a get-up-early-in-the-morning type of person; I'll try to get you paired with a similarly habituated genealogist.
I will receive your emails and put you in touch with others with whom you might establish a compatible weeklong relationship. Please send to me some details such as: your name, city and state/province, e-mail address, telephone number, and some details about the type of roommate you are seeking. This would include such things as smoker/non-smoker, late or early to bed and to rise, arrival and departure days, whether or not you have already booked a room, male/female roommate preference and special requirements.
The information you provide will not be posted online. It will be shared only with others seeking a roommate. Once you make a match, please let me know so that I can remove your name from the list.
I look forward to hearing from you.
For more FGS/NEHGS conference information: http://www.FGSConference.blogspot.com