As 2017 comes to a close, I wanted to take the opportunity to highlight some of my activities this year. I wasn’t as productive in my overall blogging this year, but I improved upon content which I believe is more important. Also, I managed to get even more involved out of the blog-o-sphere in this avocation that I love. My hope is that 2018 allows me to set and reach new goals for my genealogical pursuits, both in my personal research and with the genealogical organizations in which I have become involved. Developing new relationships, organizational and leadership skills within this arena is something of great importance to me as I hope to transition at some point to pursuing genealogy professionally.