I have very few actual 'photographs', most of which are in frames on the walls. By FAR most of my pictures are digital images. I love to 'file manage' and organze them in folders and subfolders.
When I first open "my Pictures" there are only 4 folders, each representing a different time in my life (labeled by geographic location). Within each folder are sub-folders representing: "Events" (chronologically sub-sub-foldered) or other geographic locations or people that I experienced when I was in those areas.
I guess regular photographs would be similar. You just have to develop a filing system that works for you. If you can go strictly chronological and that works for you, then go for it.
(by the way, this is my 1,000th post
... I got there slower than some have, but I've enjoyed reading and participating in this forum)