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 Printed Items Learn how to analyze printed documents.
- Investigations Cannon House Could this family home once have been the headquarters of the kidnapper and slave trader Patty Cannon?
- Techniques Tracking People Learn how to research a person using public records.
- Investigations Superman Sketch Is this a WWII sketch from the early days of this comic icon?
- Investigations Birthplace Of Hip Hop Did this Bronx apartment building give birth to a culture that now spans the globe?
- Techniques Ballistics Collecting clues and evidence from bullets and firearms.
- Techniques Written Items - Checklist Printable checklist to use when examining written items.
- Techniques Finding Experts How to source the correct expert to assist in an investigation.
- Techniques Case File: Hidden Meanings Finding out more about the author of a diary.
- Investigations Long Expedition Is this the site of the one of the most significant expeditions in the United States?
- Techniques Case File: Mystery Moran How to know if unwanted 'junk' is a hidden treasure.
- Investigations Leisurama Homes What happened to the Leisurama homes apparently widely sold in Florida?
- Investigations Lubin Photos What do these photo albums reveal about the birth of the silver screen?
- Techniques Case File: Rock n' Research How to identify rocks.
- Techniques Building Background - Checklist A printable 'To Do' list to use when investigating buildings
- Techniques Geological Analysis Learn how to identify probable age and origin of ceramic, stone and tile objects
- Techniques Property Search How to carry out a property search.
- Investigations Silent Film Reel Could this film reel could be a silent movie once lost forever to history?
- Investigations Mouse Toy Could this tiny toy labeled 'Micky' be the original Mickey Mouse?
- Techniques Appraising Getting a valuation using an independent source or expert opinion.
- Investigations Woolworth Sign Were these signs part of the scene in an early victory for Civil Rights?
- Techniques Photographs Learn how to analyze your photographs.
- Techniques Glossary A list of useful words and phrase for carrying out historical research.
- Investigations Confederate Eyeglass Is this how southern sympathizers identified each other during the Civil War?
- Investigations Galvez Papers What stories do these faded legal pages reveal about a revolutionary war hero’s role in an unexpected love affair?
- Techniques DNA Analysis How to prove a person's identity.
- Investigations Quaker Map Did this faded map once guide slaves to freedom on the underground railroad?
- Investigations Ventriloquist Dummy How did an African-American ventriloquist act become so successful in a time of racial unrest?
- Techniques Do's And Don'ts Your definitive list of do's and don'ts when carrying out historical research.
- Investigations Diana How did this alleged lesbian autobiography escape censorship in the 1930’s?
- Investigations Lindbergh Engine Could a 24-year-old have single-handedly built the engine for Lindbergh's plane?
- Investigations Grace Kelly Car Is this the car driven by an actress turned princess, which would give it a place in cinematic history?
- Investigations Spybook What does this little black book reveal about spying on the home front during World War I?
- Investigations Annie Oakley Coin Was this coin a target for one of the Wild West's most popular female sharpshooters?
- Techniques Preservation - Checklist Printable checklist to use when preserving an item.
- Techniques Gun Timeline A timeline of firearm history.