Learn how to configure the open source search platform Apache Solr to create an extremely powerful — and free! — “genealogy search engine in a box”. We will explore how to quickly index and combine datasets that are heterogeneous not only in their content — birth records, membership lists, phonebooks, etc. — but also in their format — MySQL databases, PDF documents, etc. See how Solr’s ability to show faceted search results opens up new avenues for genealogical exploration. Explore live web implementations to see how genealogy groups are using Solr to showcase their diverse record collections.
2nd–4th February 2012