The History Detectives have traveled the length and breadth of the country, delving into family legends, local folklore and stories behind potentially extraordinary objects in everyday American homes, cities and small towns.
Browse the investigations on the map and see what we've revealed in your area.
- Investigations Lou Gehrig Autograph Did Lou Gehrig autograph this ticket on the day he announced his retirement?
- Techniques Building Background - Checklist A printable 'To Do' list to use when investigating buildings
- Techniques Written Items - Checklist Printable checklist to use when examining written items.
- Techniques Building Background Discover more about a building's history.
- Investigations WWII Patch What is the story behind these patches?
- Techniques Case File: My Indiana Home Finding out more about your home.
- Techniques Genealogy - Checklist A printable 'To Do' list to use when using genealogy.
- Investigations Tumbling Tumbleweeds Why would writing this song be bad for Bob Nolan?
- Techniques Photographs - Checklist Printable checklist to use when analyzing photographs.
- Investigations Seadrome Did floating airports dot the Atlantic before modern air travel?
- Techniques Analyzing Art - Checklist A printable 'To Do' list for analyzing art.
- Investigations Connecticut Farmhouse Why did this Connecticut farmhouse have so many owners in such a short space of time?
- Investigations Lee Family Doll Did this doll belong to a former slave of General Robert E. Lee?
- Investigations Blueprint Special Did this record play a dramatic role in the Allied victory during the Second World War?
- Investigations Slave Banjo Is this the only surviving banjo carried by former slaves following Emancipation?
- Techniques Analyzing Art Taking a closer look at works of art.
- Investigations Copperhead Cane How did this cane inspire a fiery political movement that threatened Lincoln's presidency?
- Techniques Case File: Rock n' Research How to identify rocks.
- Investigations WWI Chemical Warfare Map Could this map be an authentic relic from a critical WWI battle?
- Techniques Appraisal Glossary A List of useful words and phrases for Appraising.
- Investigations Alcoholics Anonymous Letter Is this letter proof of one man's contribution to this secretive society?
- Techniques Forensic Anthropology How to use a multi-disciplinary approach to uncover the secrets hidden in bones.
- Techniques Glossary A list of useful words and phrase for carrying out historical research.
- Investigations Mail Order Brides Are these images evidence of mail order brides in 1890s Chicago?
- Techniques African-American Genealogy
- Investigations Rebel Whiskey Flask Is this flask a relic from the historic "Whiskey Rebellion" of 1794?
- Investigations Bootlegger's Notebook Does this book belong to a Prohibition era bootlegger?
- Techniques Genealogy - Getting Started Step-by-step where to start guide when using genealogy.
- Investigations Manhattan Project Letter Did this letter help persuade President Harry S. Truman to change policy in the post war era?
- Investigations Lookout Mountain Painting What can this painting tell us about a turning point in the Civil War?
- Techniques Case File: Soldiers In Skirts How to use military records to help you learn about your family.
- Investigations Crazy Horse Photo Is this the only photograph of a Native American legend?
- Techniques Genealogy - Glossary A list of useful words to know when using genealogy.
- Techniques Photographs Learn how to analyze your photographs.
- Investigations Land Grant How did an African-American win freedom and land so early in American history?
- Techniques Very Old Objects - Checklist Printable checklist to use when examining very old objects.