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 Case File: Soldiers In Skirts How to use military records to help you learn about your family.
- Techniques Case File: Marriage Of Convenience How to discover things you didn't know about people.
- Investigations Pebble in the Sand Is this rock found on a beach a link to an ancient civilization or just another pebble in the sand?
- Techniques Document Examination How to determine authenticity and authorship of a document.
- 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 Case File: My Indiana Home Finding out more about your home.
- Techniques Archives - Checklist A printable 'To Do' list to use when using archives.
- Techniques Learning From Skeletons What we can find out from a skeleton.
- Techniques Case File: Hidden Meanings Finding out more about the author of a diary.
- Techniques Photographs - Checklist Printable checklist to use when analyzing photographs.
- Techniques Military Research - Checklist Printable checklist to use when doing military research.
- Techniques Historical Research It's your turn to be a History Detective.
- Investigations Slave Songbook Are these tattered pages the earliest record of music created by slaves?
- Techniques Forensic Anthropology How to use a multi-disciplinary approach to uncover the secrets hidden in bones.
- Investigations Lubin Photos What do these photo albums reveal about the birth of the silver screen?
- Investigations Land Grant How did an African-American win freedom and land so early in American history?
- Investigations Nesbit Portrait Is this portrait a lost masterpiece by one of America's greatest artists?
- Investigations Civil War Submarine Is this submarine an example of new technology developed by the Confederates during the Civil War?
- Techniques Written Items - Checklist Printable checklist to use when examining written items.
- Investigations Drone Propellor Could this propellor have powered a top secret weapon that transformed modern warfare?
- Investigations Cleveland Electric Car What happened to the electric street car network in Cleveland?
- Investigations Bartlett Sketchbook Does a leather bound sketchbook hold the key to some of the US' most significant history?
- Investigations Annie Oakley Coin Was this coin a target for one of the Wild West's most popular female sharpshooters?
- Investigations Short Snorter Was this British ten-shilling note witness to the forging of the alliance between America and Britain?
- Techniques Geological Analysis Learn how to identify probable age and origin of ceramic, stone and tile objects
- Investigations Modoc Basket What tales does this basket weave of the heroism of an American-Indian woman?
- Investigations Exercise Records What role did these records play in the sculpting of america's fixation with fitness?
- Investigations Powder Horn Who is the man etched into this powder horn?
- Techniques Printed Items Learn how to analyze printed documents.
- Investigations Andrew Jackson's Mouth How was this wood fragment connected to one of the most celebrated political protests of the 19th century?
- Techniques Case File: Mystery Moran How to know if unwanted 'junk' is a hidden treasure.
- Investigations Galleon Shipwreck Is this a piece of treasure from a Spanish galleon washed up on an Oregon beach?
- Techniques Historical Research - Checklist Printable checklist to use when doing historical research.
- Techniques Analyzing Art Taking a closer look at works of art.
- Investigations 32' Ford Roadster Was this car among the popular hot rods that raced out at the dry lakes in the 1930s?
- Techniques Very Old Objects - Checklist Printable checklist to use when examining very old objects.