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 Very Old Objects - Checklist Printable checklist to use when examining very old objects.
- Techniques Genealogy Learn how to successfully investigate your family history.
- Investigations John Adams Book Was this book a gift from John Adams to his son?
- Investigations Chisholm Trail Did the Chisholm Trail really run through this small town in Texas?
- Techniques Document Examination How to determine authenticity and authorship of a document.
- Investigations Koranic School Book Why does this 200 year old schoolbook contain two translated passages from the Koran?
- Techniques Timber Dating Using ring sequences or radiocarbon dating.
- Investigations Drug Smuggling Doll What does this doll reveal about disease, death and daring during the Civil War?
- Techniques African-American Genealogy
- Techniques Preservation - Checklist Printable checklist to use when preserving an item.
- 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 Do's And Don'ts Your definitive list of do's and don'ts when carrying out historical research.
- Investigations Star Spangled Banner Is this the first official copy of the national anthem?
- Investigations Snowshoe's Mailbag Was this the satchel Snowshoe Thompson used to deliver his mail?
- Investigations Railroad Station Is a disused depot the first railroad station in Texas?
- Investigations Civil War Sabotage? The steamship Sultana exploded one night in 1865, killing more than 1,800 people. Was the disaster a result of Civil War sabotage?
- Techniques Appraisal Glossary A List of useful words and phrases for Appraising.
- Investigations Highlander Badge Could an amateur treasure diver really have found a possible Revolutionary War artifact?
- Techniques Genealogy - Getting Started Step-by-step where to start guide when using genealogy.
- Investigations Lafitte's Spyglass Did this spyglass really belong to a fearless cutthroat pirate?
- Investigations Sears Home Might an Ohio couple's residence be a long-forgotten Sears home?
- Investigations Hitler Films Could these rusting film canisters contain unknown footage of one of the 20th century's most heinous murderers?
- Techniques Learning From Skeletons What we can find out from a skeleton.
- Investigations Civil War Letters What can these letters reveal about a racially-charged massacre on a Civil War battlefield?
- Investigations Lost Musical Treasure Are these fragments of a lost moment in American musical history?
- Investigations WWI Chemical Warfare Map Could this map be an authentic relic from a critical WWI battle?
- Techniques Glossary A list of useful words and phrase for carrying out historical research.
- Investigations Space Boot What does this odd-looking boot have to do with America's first steps in space?
- Techniques Stones And Minerals - Checklist Printable checklist to use when studying stones and minerals.
- Techniques Case File: 20 Questions Read this case file to help get your investigation started.
- Techniques Case File: Rock n' Research How to identify rocks.
- Techniques Military Research - Checklist Printable checklist to use when doing military research.
- Techniques Case File: A Soldier's Fortune Find out how this historian used archives when investigating his family's history.
- Investigations General Lee's Farewell Address Could this be a signed copy of one of the most famous documents in the history of the Civil War?
- Techniques Census Information How to use census records in your investigation.