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 Pete Gray Cartoon Do these unsigned drawings from the golden age of comics tell the tale of a real life superhero?
- Investigations Army Muster Roll What can a Continental Army muster roll tell us about this remarkable African-American soldier?
- Investigations Civil War Bridge Has a new discovery rewritten Civil War history?
- Techniques Genealogy - Getting Started Step-by-step where to start guide when using genealogy.
- Techniques Case File: Hidden Meanings Finding out more about the author of a diary.
- Techniques Case File: Marriage Of Convenience How to discover things you didn't know about people.
- Techniques Archives - Checklist A printable 'To Do' list to use when using archives.
- Investigations Seth Eastman Painting Is this painting a true depiction of Native American life from one of the premiere painters of the American West?
- Investigations Spybook What does this little black book reveal about spying on the home front during World War I?
- Investigations PsychoPhone Did Thomas Edison make a machine to unlock the secrets of the dead?
- Investigations Jim Thorpe Ticket Is this ticket evidence of a chapter of Thorpe's career forgotten by history: as a professional basketball player?
- Investigations Front Street Blockhouse Did this unassuming house protect an American colony from attack almost 300 years ago?
- Techniques Military History - WWII Learn how to research a WWII veteran’s military record.
- Techniques Document Examination How to determine authenticity and authorship of a document.
- Techniques Case File: WWII Find out how this historian researched a relative.
- Techniques Military Research - Checklist Printable checklist to use when doing military research.
- Techniques Genealogy - Glossary A list of useful words to know when using genealogy.
- Investigations Charlie Parker's Saxophone Could this be jazz legend Charlie "Bird" Parker's saxophone?
- Investigations Copperhead Cane How did this cane inspire a fiery political movement that threatened Lincoln's presidency?
- Techniques Case File: Detecting Daguerreotypes Learn more about daguerreotypes.
- Investigations Chinese Opium Scale Could this really be an opium scale from the Chinese community of Montana?
- Techniques Written Items - Checklist Printable checklist to use when examining written items.
- Techniques Case File: My Indiana Home Finding out more about your home.
- Investigations Hollywood Sign Is this a piece of the original Hollywood sign?
- Techniques Building Background - Checklist A printable 'To Do' list to use when investigating buildings
- Techniques Census Information How to use census records in your investigation.
- Investigations Szyk Picture Could these be early drawings of America's most influential political cartoonist?
- Investigations Monroe Letter Does this letter link America's President to the high seas piracy of U.S. merchant ships in the early 1800s?
- Techniques Oral History Learn how to record oral or spoken history.
- Investigations Calf Creek Arrow Is this arrow found in a bison skull just another hoax or an incredible archeological discovery?
- Techniques Tracking People - Checklist Printable checklist to use when tracking people.
- Techniques DNA Analysis How to prove a person's identity.
- Investigations Cesar Chavez Banner What role did this banner play in one of the most famous civil rights campaigns in U.S. history?
- Techniques Stones And Minerals How to study stones and minerals.
- Investigations Bob Dylan Guitar Is this the guitar Bob Dylan played at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965?
- Investigations Creole Poems Does this manuscript contain words of love or illegal acts of rebellion?