Happy New Years everyone!

I hope you all has a great time celebrating the New Year! Here at My Genealogy Obsession, we had a pretty mellow night which is what we wanted.

Read about my New Year traditions and my goal for My Genealogy Obsession in 2018. Genealogy goals, genealogy, Mexican Genealogy

This year my husband and I kept it simple and we went to bed early.  We did have to sleep with a music station on because of the fireworks that frighten my dog.  It really helped her.  We kept our tradition of going to our favorite spot to watch the flyover of the B-52 Bomber on its way to the parade route.  It was awesome!  You can see my video here.

It has been a while since I last posted and I have been thinking about my future posts for this website.  My goal is to create a more balance way of working at my job, volunteering and blogging at My Genealogy Obsession.  Yes, I have volunteered for another genealogy related website.  I have been working long and hard on this website and well I am not allowed to announce it yet.  As soon as I can, you will be the first to know.

I have made one goal for the year regarding my genealogy research.  With the recent fires that we had here in California, it made me think about my genealogy research.  If we had a fire near my house and we had to evacuate, what would I take?  I had to think long and hard about my genealogy research and the state it is currently in.  The state of my research, well I have documents and photos in different places in my office.  It is not in a central location and I started stressing about it.  So I decided that I was going to organize my paper research and photos and get thing scanned and save to my three places (this will be a seperate post later in the month).  Is it going to be easy?  Probably not.  However, I have decided not to reinvent the wheel and researched the subject.   I found an interesting articles of someone who did the same thing as me back in 2014.  She referred to a blog post by Mary Hill about Color-Coding your System.  You can read Mary’s Color-Coding post here.  After reading Mary’s post, I have decided to follow her system.  The original post I read was written by Alison Taylor on How to Organize Your Digitized Genealogy Photos.  You can read Alison’s post here.  So I will start with Mary’s system in getting my genealogy research and photos more organized and centralized and during the process, scanned what I have.  When I am done, I will feel reassured that my research will be organized and backed up and I will be secured in knowing that in case of an emergency and I will have to leave my home, I will be able to do so with confidence.

What are your goals for the New Year?  Read My Genealogy Obsession more?  Well that would be nice!  😉