Four tips to help you cruise through history.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Judi Hasson
Thursday, April 5, 2012
The National Archives website for the 1940 census is back up and operating after it crashed Monday because of the massive interest in the newly released information. "We have seen extraordinary demand for the 1940 census records," according to a note at the top of the records page. The 1940 census, released Monday, makes a trove of data available online – about 3.8 million images - for anyone looking for family history or curious about the past. About 132 million people were counted in the 1940 census, including 21 million still alive today. That may include some of your relatives. Many of these individuals survived the Great Depression and were part of the Greatest Generation, fighting or contributing to the effort during World War II and…
The best summer camp around
It's that time of year, when camp brochures flood our mail slot. Soccer camps, baseball camps, art camps, dance camps, technology camps, cake camps — the list goes on. We haven't gotten too into the D.C. camp scene, yet. Aside from a classic overnight camp that Zack goes to in the mountains of Pennsylvania, the kids haven’t found anything that strikes their fancy. There is one camp, however, that requires no glossy brochure to get the kids’ attention. It requires no coaxing or prodding, no hard sell. They start asking about it as they tearfully leave Grandma’s and Grandfather's after Christmas break. "When are we coming back to Grandfather's or Grandma's this summer?" We affectionately call these camps Camp Grandma and Camp Grandfather. …