Happy New Year! As we move into the new year it provides an opportunity to look back at the previous year and take stock in our accomplishments. My hope is that as you look back you are satisfied with what you see. There is talk by some that 2012 is our last year together due to the upcoming apocalyptic ending on its way. While I enjoyed the movie, I am really hopeful that the ending is not that close as I still have way too many items on my Honey Do list! If you are interested in a more Genealogical year-end wrap up I would suggest that you visit http://www.tamurajones.net/MostPopularArticlesOf2011.xhtml While I don't always agree with Tamura's opinion, I have to admit that at least she always DOES have an opinion.

As for what is coming to this website

there are quite a few additions coming including new databases, and hundreds of pages of Revolutionary war records. however, before this happens I am going to be updating the software that runs the site. For those Geeks who are interested, the site runs on Joomla 1.5x an opensource CMS package that recently updated to the new 1.7/2.5, and while the details are pretty boring, the take home message is that for security reasons I will need to migrate the existing site to the new software pretty quickly. Once that is complete I will begin adding databases and revolutionary war images. I would anticipate completeing the upgrade by the end of January/beginning of February. as for adding databases and images that should be done by the end of February, or sooner if I can get some volunteer help!