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 Quaker Map Did this faded map once guide slaves to freedom on the underground railroad?
- Techniques Military Research - Checklist Printable checklist to use when doing military research.
- Techniques Case File: WWII Find out how this historian researched a relative.
- Investigations China Marine Jacket Can the symbols on this jacket identify a marine who may have witnessed paradise tumbling into disaster?
- Techniques Analyzing Art Taking a closer look at works of art.
- Investigations Silent Film Reel Could this film reel could be a silent movie once lost forever to history?
- Investigations Geronimo Photograph Is this photo really an image of the legendary Apache warrior Geronimo?
- Techniques Case File: A Soldier's Fortune Find out how this historian used archives when investigating his family's history.
- Techniques Weapon Dating Determining the age of a weapon.
- Investigations Lindbergh Engine Could a 24-year-old have single-handedly built the engine for Lindbergh's plane?
- Investigations Space Boot What does this odd-looking boot have to do with America's first steps in space?
- Techniques DNA Analysis How to prove a person's identity.
- Techniques Historical Research It's your turn to be a History Detective.
- Techniques Case File: Hidden Meanings Finding out more about the author of a diary.
- Investigations Blueprint Special Did this record play a dramatic role in the Allied victory during the Second World War?
- Investigations Continental Currency Could this $6 bill represent America’s first declaration of its independence?
- Investigations Lost Musical Treasure Are these fragments of a lost moment in American musical history?
- Techniques Forensic Anthropology How to use a multi-disciplinary approach to uncover the secrets hidden in bones.
- Techniques Census Information How to use census records in your investigation.
- Investigations Red Cloud Letter How was a leader of the Lakota people connected with the controversial sculptor of Mount Rushmore?
- Investigations Japanese House How did a Japanese house come to be at the San Francisco World's Fair just months before WWII began?
- Techniques Archives - Checklist A printable 'To Do' list to use when using archives.
- Techniques Military History - WWII Learn how to research a WWII veteran’s military record.
- Techniques Geological Analysis Learn how to identify probable age and origin of ceramic, stone and tile objects
- Investigations Empire State Building Plane Crash Piece Does this piece of metal belong to the plane that crashed into the Empire State Building?
- Investigations Hindenburg Artifact Was this device snatched from the burning wreckage of the ill-fated zeppelin?
- Techniques Learning From Skeletons What we can find out from a skeleton.
- Investigations Prison Plaque Were convicted felons responsible for bringing peace to Western Europe during World War I?
- Investigations Bonus Army Stamp Is this stamp connected to a moment when the U.S. Army fought fellow soldiers in the nation’s capital?
- Investigations Doc Holliday's Watch Was this watch a gift from the fearless frontier lawman Wyatt Earp to the gambler Doc Holliday?
- Techniques African-American Genealogy
- Investigations Continental Club Card What secrets can this business card reveal about glamour and vice in 1930s Los Angeles?
- Techniques Case File: My Indiana Home Finding out more about your home.
- Techniques Paper Analysis Learn how to analyze paper to determine its age and origin.
- Techniques Oral History Learn how to record oral or spoken history.
- Investigations Independence Trumpet Is a Pennsylvania man's trumpet somehow tied to the Revolutionary War?