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 Andrew Jackson's Mouth How was this wood fragment connected to one of the most celebrated political protests of the 19th century?
- Techniques Genealogy Learn how to successfully investigate your family history.
- Investigations Charlie Parker's Saxophone Could this be jazz legend Charlie "Bird" Parker's saxophone?
- Investigations China Marine Jacket Can the symbols on this jacket identify a marine who may have witnessed paradise tumbling into disaster?
- Investigations Nazi Spy Toys Did a Nazi spy buy these toy soldiers?
- Investigations Mystery Crystal Cross Where did this mysterious religious relic discovered in an old Spanish mission originally come from?
- Techniques Appraising Getting a valuation using an independent source or expert opinion.
- Investigations Great Mexican War Posters Is this an advertisement for a film made by an eyewitness to the Mexican Revolution?
- Techniques Historical Research - Checklist Printable checklist to use when doing historical research.
- Techniques Ballistics Collecting clues and evidence from bullets and firearms.
- Techniques Case File: WWII Find out how this historian researched a relative.
- Techniques Paper Analysis Learn how to analyze paper to determine its age and origin.
- Techniques Case File: Soldiers In Skirts How to use military records to help you learn about your family.
- Investigations Face Jug What does this ceramic face reveal about the Middle Passage and a captive people’s search for identity?
- Investigations Lincoln Forgery Could this piece of sheet music have come from Abraham Lincoln's private collection?
- Techniques Historical Research It's your turn to be a History Detective.
- Techniques Genealogy - Checklist A printable 'To Do' list to use when using genealogy.
- Investigations Mankato Spoon What does this delicate silver spoon have to do with the largest mass execution in American history?
- Investigations Cemetery Alarm Was this explosive device used to stop a morbid black market trade?
- Investigations Pebble in the Sand Is this rock found on a beach a link to an ancient civilization or just another pebble in the sand?
- Techniques Stones And Minerals - Checklist Printable checklist to use when studying stones and minerals.
- Techniques Genealogy - Glossary A list of useful words to know when using genealogy.
- Techniques Archives Learn how to successfully use archives for your research.
- Techniques Case File: Detecting Daguerreotypes Learn more about daguerreotypes.
- Investigations Hot Town Poster What role did this striking poster play in the explosive events of 1960s America?
- Investigations Jim Thorpe Ticket Is this ticket evidence of a chapter of Thorpe's career forgotten by history: as a professional basketball player?
- Investigations Scottsboro Boys Stamp Did a penny stamp help save the Scottsboro Boys from the electric chair?
- Investigations Bonnie & Clyde's Bullets Are these the bullets that ended one of the most infamous crime-sprees in American history?
- Techniques Textile Analysis How to find out more about a textile's origins.
- Investigations Mark Twain's Watch Was this watch a gift from noted author American author Mark Twain?
- Investigations Early Monopoly Could this be the earliest version of the world's best-selling board game?
- Investigations Mexican Currency What role did this money play in the Mexican Revolution?
- Techniques Military Research Using military records in your research.
- Techniques Gun Timeline A timeline of firearm history.
- Techniques Analyzing Art Taking a closer look at works of art.
- Techniques Tracking People Learn how to research a person using public records.