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 Hollywood Sign Is this a piece of the original Hollywood sign?
- Techniques Do's And Don'ts Your definitive list of do's and don'ts when carrying out historical research.
- Investigations Leisurama Homes What happened to the Leisurama homes apparently widely sold in Florida?
- Techniques Genealogy - Checklist A printable 'To Do' list to use when using genealogy.
- Investigations Lost Gold Ship Is this wreck in Alaska the remains of a steamship carrying miners to the great Klondike Gold Rush of 1897?
- Investigations Unwed Mother's Home Is this small medallion enough information to help a woman find her birth parents?
- Techniques Finding Experts How to source the correct expert to assist in an investigation.
- Techniques Military History - WWII Learn how to research a WWII veteran’s military record.
- Investigations George Washington Portrait Could this be an authentic portrait of the nation's first president?
- Techniques Printed Items Learn how to analyze printed documents.
- Techniques Textile Analysis How to find out more about a textile's origins.
- Investigations Lincoln Letter Does this cryptic letter reveal Abraham Lincoln's secret strategy for winning political power?
- Investigations Andrew Jackson's Mouth How was this wood fragment connected to one of the most celebrated political protests of the 19th century?
- Investigations Hindenburg Artifact Was this device snatched from the burning wreckage of the ill-fated zeppelin?
- Investigations Red Cloud's Peace Pipe Was this pipe given to an Indian agent by the famous Lakota warrior Chief Red Cloud?
- Techniques Genealogy - Glossary A list of useful words to know when using genealogy.
- Investigations 1856 Mormon Tale Is this tattered book a true account of female slavery in the old West?
- Investigations Whaling Ship Might a ship docked in Mystic Seaport, hold secrets to the Underground Railroad?
- Investigations Geronimo Photograph Is this photo really an image of the legendary Apache warrior Geronimo?
- Investigations Moon Museum Was work by major artists, including Andy Warhol, smuggled to the moon?
- Techniques Analyzing Art Taking a closer look at works of art.
- Techniques Case File: 20 Questions Read this case file to help get your investigation started.
- Techniques Ballistics Collecting clues and evidence from bullets and firearms.
- Investigations Empire State Building Plane Crash Piece Does this piece of metal belong to the plane that crashed into the Empire State Building?
- Investigations War Dog letter The military put great effort into a new War Dogs program during WWII. What went wrong on Cat Island?
- Techniques Gun Timeline A timeline of firearm history.
- Techniques Case File: My Indiana Home Finding out more about your home.
- Techniques Case File: Quirky Quilts How to look after a very old quilt.
- Investigations Home of Lincoln Assassination Plot Did the plot to assassinate Abraham Lincoln begin in this New York City building?
- Investigations Cannon House Could this family home once have been the headquarters of the kidnapper and slave trader Patty Cannon?
- Techniques Tracking People - Checklist Printable checklist to use when tracking people.
- Techniques Geological Analysis Learn how to identify probable age and origin of ceramic, stone and tile objects
- Investigations First Movie Studio Could a broken gateway once have been the grand entrance to a Hollywood studio?
- Techniques Case File: Rock n' Research How to identify rocks.
- Techniques Timber Dating Using ring sequences or radiocarbon dating.
- Techniques Building Background - Checklist A printable 'To Do' list to use when investigating buildings