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 Carson Family Secrets Is this book a Carson family heirloom?
- Techniques Stones And Minerals - Checklist Printable checklist to use when studying stones and minerals.
- Investigations Ernie Pyle's Typewriter Did America’s most beloved battlefront correspondent bang out his dispatches on this Corona 3?
- Techniques Do's And Don'ts Your definitive list of do's and don'ts when carrying out historical research.
- Investigations George Washington Miniature Did the artist paint this portrait from life, and what is its surprising connection to the abolitionist White Matlack?
- Techniques Case File: My Indiana Home Finding out more about your home.
- Investigations Booth Letter Did the father of John Wilkes Booth threaten to assassinate the President?
- Techniques Case File: A Soldier's Fortune Find out how this historian used archives when investigating his family's history.
- Investigations Bartlett Sketchbook Does a leather bound sketchbook hold the key to some of the US' most significant history?
- Techniques Case File: WWII Find out how this historian researched a relative.
- Techniques Analyzing Art Taking a closer look at works of art.
- Investigations Coca Cola Trade Card Could this card be a unique piece of early Coca-Cola advertising?
- Techniques Very Old Objects How to discover fascinating history, from very old objects.
- Investigations Amelia Earhart Plane Was this piece of metal ripped from one of the most famous missing planes in history?
- Techniques Photographs Learn how to analyze your photographs.
- Techniques Census Information How to use census records in your investigation.
- Investigations Koranic School Book Why does this 200 year old schoolbook contain two translated passages from the Koran?
- Investigations First Movie Studio Could a broken gateway once have been the grand entrance to a Hollywood studio?
- Investigations Fiery Cross What is the story behind this record?
- Techniques Tracking People - Checklist Printable checklist to use when tracking people.
- Techniques Case File: 20 Questions Read this case file to help get your investigation started.
- Investigations Boxcar Home Why is a boxcar buried beneath this suburban kitchen?
- Investigations Whaling Ship Might a ship docked in Mystic Seaport, hold secrets to the Underground Railroad?
- Investigations Empire State Building Plane Crash Piece Does this piece of metal belong to the plane that crashed into the Empire State Building?
- Investigations Lafayette China Did the Marquis de Lafayette give this china set to the popular wife of the Patriot Mayor?
- Techniques Genealogy - Glossary A list of useful words to know when using genealogy.
- Investigations Lost City of Gold What can these carved letters reveal about the first explorers to visit the American Southwest?
- Investigations Survivor Camera Did this antique camera save a Polish Jew during the Holocaust?
- 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.
- Techniques Very Old Objects - Checklist Printable checklist to use when examining very old objects.
- Investigations Siberian Bullet What can this bullet reveal about the hidden agenda of American forces in a fight against Soviet Communism?
- Techniques Printed Items Learn how to analyze printed documents.
- Investigations Special Agent Five How did this tale of robbery and murder help FBI director J. Edgar Hoover consolidate his power?
- Techniques Analyzing Art - Checklist A printable 'To Do' list for analyzing art.
- Techniques Historical Research It's your turn to be a History Detective.