Elastic @ NEHGS

AmericanAncestors.org provides one of the leading online genealogical research sites in the industry. They offer users real-time search and access across more than 1.4 billion names to their 250,000 members around the world. Learn how the team at the New England Historic Genealogical Society have evolved from a very early on-premise Elastic implementation to taking full advantage of Elasticsearch Service. Hear about the challenges they encountered and design changes they made to maximize performance, as well as how they leveraged the skills of the Elastic support team to deliver a highly scalable service with minimal overhead.

Don LeClair

Associate Director, Database and Search Systems, New England Historical Geneologic Society

Don joined AmericanAncestors Web team in 2016 and manages the applications, systems, and processes that support the online database collections. He also is responsible for data acquisition, indexing and publication of genealogical data. An active amateur genealogist, Don also did volunteer indexing work for the library before joining the staff. Don has 30 years of experience in the software industry working in and leading engineering and product management teams focused on IT Management products. Don has a B.A. and MBA from Boston University.