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 Calhoun Books Are these the books of the famed intellectual architect of the Confederacy?
- Techniques Military Research Using military records in your research.
- Investigations China Marine Jacket Can the symbols on this jacket identify a marine who may have witnessed paradise tumbling into disaster?
- Techniques Appraising Getting a valuation using an independent source or expert opinion.
- Techniques Preservation - Checklist Printable checklist to use when preserving an item.
- Investigations Natchez House How did a free man of color come to own this house twelve years before emancipation?
- Investigations Amelia Earhart Plane Was this piece of metal ripped from one of the most famous missing planes in history?
- Techniques African-American Genealogy
- Techniques Preservation Learn how to preserve papers, books, photographs and textiles.
- Investigations Bonus Army Stamp Is this stamp connected to a moment when the U.S. Army fought fellow soldiers in the nation’s capital?
- Investigations Nesbit Portrait Is this portrait a lost masterpiece by one of America's greatest artists?
- Investigations Red Cloud's Peace Pipe Was this pipe given to an Indian agent by the famous Lakota warrior Chief Red Cloud?
- Techniques Case File: Quirky Quilts How to look after a very old quilt.
- Techniques Genealogy Learn how to successfully investigate your family history.
- Techniques Do's And Don'ts Your definitive list of do's and don'ts when carrying out historical research.
- Investigations Poison Pin Are these prototypes for poison suicide pins carried by spy plane pilots during the Cold War?
- Techniques Analyzing Art - Checklist A printable 'To Do' list for analyzing art.
- Techniques Glossary A list of useful words and phrase for carrying out historical research.
- Investigations Lost City of Gold What can these carved letters reveal about the first explorers to visit the American Southwest?
- Techniques Building Background - Checklist A printable 'To Do' list to use when investigating buildings
- Techniques Document Examination How to determine authenticity and authorship of a document.
- Techniques Building Background Discover more about a building's history.
- Investigations Confederate Eyeglass Is this how southern sympathizers identified each other during the Civil War?
- Techniques Very Old Objects How to discover fascinating history, from very old objects.
- Techniques Stones And Minerals - Checklist Printable checklist to use when studying stones and minerals.
- Investigations John Adams Book Was this book a gift from John Adams to his son?
- Investigations 1775 Almanac What do these crumbling pages reveal about divided loyalties during the American Revolution?
- Investigations Baker's Gold What role did these unusual drawings play in one of the largest mass migrations in American history?
- Investigations King Kong Camera Was this old movie camera used to film the original version of King Kong?
- Techniques Case File: Detecting Daguerreotypes Learn more about daguerreotypes.
- Investigations Calf Creek Arrow Is this arrow found in a bison skull just another hoax or an incredible archeological discovery?
- Techniques Case File: Soldiers In Skirts How to use military records to help you learn about your family.
- Investigations Duke Ellington Plates What is the story behind the printing plates for this famous Jazz song?
- Investigations Black Tom Shell Is this shell from a devastating act of foreign sabotage on American soil?
- Techniques Military History - WWII Learn how to research a WWII veteran’s military record.
- Investigations Hindenburg Artifact Was this device snatched from the burning wreckage of the ill-fated zeppelin?