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.
- Techniques Preservation - Checklist Printable checklist to use when preserving an item.
- Investigations Cast Iron Eagle Did this 12-foot-high eagle once grace the old Grand Central Station in Manhattan?
- Investigations Little Bighorn Bayonet Could this bayonet have been used at one of the largest massacres of U.S. soldiers by American Indians?
- Techniques Do's And Don'ts Your definitive list of do's and don'ts when carrying out historical research.
- Investigations NC-4: First Across The Atlantic Is this piece of fabric a remnant from the first transatlantic flight?
- Techniques Document Examination How to determine authenticity and authorship of a document.
- Investigations Civil War Balloon Could this piece of frayed material be from the country's first military airship?
- Investigations Hitler Films Could these rusting film canisters contain unknown footage of one of the 20th century's most heinous murderers?
- Techniques Finding Experts How to source the correct expert to assist in an investigation.
- Techniques African-American Genealogy
- Investigations Japanese Balloon Bomb Is this scrap of fabric evidence of a secret wartime attack on the United States' mainland?
- Investigations Chandler Tintype How did this Civil War era tintype help re-ignite a fiery debate about African Americans bearing arms for the confederacy?
- Techniques Glossary A list of useful words and phrase for carrying out historical research.
- Investigations Pretty Boy Floyd's Gun Did this vintage Colt handgun belong to the outlaw Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd?
- Techniques Case File: Marriage Of Convenience How to discover things you didn't know about people.
- Investigations Woolworth Sign Were these signs part of the scene in an early victory for Civil Rights?
- Investigations Theremin How did this strange instrument help spark a rock n’ roll revolution?
- Investigations Lost Musical Treasure Are these fragments of a lost moment in American musical history?
- Investigations Red Cloud's Peace Pipe Was this pipe given to an Indian agent by the famous Lakota warrior Chief Red Cloud?
- Techniques Textile Analysis How to find out more about a textile's origins.
- Techniques Military Research Using military records in your research.
- Investigations Liberia Letter Does this letter help to trace one freed man’s dream to return to Africa?
- Investigations Anti-Slavery Flag Did this old sheet found in a family trunk contribute to the end of slavery in America?
- Techniques Appraisal Glossary A List of useful words and phrases for Appraising.
- Investigations PsychoPhone Did Thomas Edison make a machine to unlock the secrets of the dead?
- Techniques Genealogy - Getting Started Step-by-step where to start guide when using genealogy.
- Techniques Historical Research - Checklist Printable checklist to use when doing historical research.
- Techniques Case File: My Indiana Home Finding out more about your home.
- Investigations Exercise Records What role did these records play in the sculpting of america's fixation with fitness?
- Investigations John Brown Letters How is this woman in Sacramento related to John Brown, the 19th-century abolitionist?
- Techniques Analyzing Art - Checklist A printable 'To Do' list for analyzing art.
- Techniques Case File: Mystery Moran How to know if unwanted 'junk' is a hidden treasure.
- Techniques Geological Analysis Learn how to identify probable age and origin of ceramic, stone and tile objects
- Techniques Archives - Checklist A printable 'To Do' list to use when using archives.
- Investigations Civil War Soldier Photo Is this the photo of a Civil War soldier actually a woman in disguise?
- Techniques Genealogy - Glossary A list of useful words to know when using genealogy.