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 Howard Hughes Crash Was this the instrument that chartered Howard Hughes' near fatal plunge into Beverly Hills?
- Investigations Continental Currency Could this $6 bill represent America’s first declaration of its independence?
- Techniques Appraisal Glossary A List of useful words and phrases for Appraising.
- Investigations Railroad Station Is a disused depot the first railroad station in Texas?
- Investigations Seadrome Did floating airports dot the Atlantic before modern air travel?
- Techniques Photographs - Checklist Printable checklist to use when analyzing photographs.
- Investigations Slave Banjo Is this the only surviving banjo carried by former slaves following Emancipation?
- Investigations Hollywood Sign Is this a piece of the original Hollywood sign?
- Techniques Genealogy - Glossary A list of useful words to know when using genealogy.
- Investigations Sears Home Might an Ohio couple's residence be a long-forgotten Sears home?
- Techniques Very Old Objects - Checklist Printable checklist to use when examining very old objects.
- Investigations Old Fire Station Did President Ulysses S. Grant stop by a New Jersey firehouse on the centennial of America?
- Investigations Civil War Bridge Has a new discovery rewritten Civil War history?
- Techniques Stones And Minerals - Checklist Printable checklist to use when studying stones and minerals.
- Techniques Preservation Learn how to preserve papers, books, photographs and textiles.
- Techniques Case File: Rock n' Research How to identify rocks.
- Techniques Military History - WWII Learn how to research a WWII veteran’s military record.
- Investigations Marshall House Flag Did this piece of fabric come from a flag that cost a Union colonel his life?
- Investigations Josh White Guitar What role did this guitar play in the transformation of the music industry in the 1960's?
- Techniques Finding Experts How to source the correct expert to assist in an investigation.
- Techniques Weapon Dating Determining the age of a weapon.
- Investigations African American Comic Book Did the makers of this 1950s comic book have more than romance on their minds?
- Techniques Historical Research It's your turn to be a History Detective.
- Investigations Natchez House How did a free man of color come to own this house twelve years before emancipation?
- Techniques Document Examination How to determine authenticity and authorship of a document.
- Techniques Building Background - Checklist A printable 'To Do' list to use when investigating buildings
- Techniques Case File: My Indiana Home Finding out more about your home.
- Techniques Case File: Hidden Meanings Finding out more about the author of a diary.
- Techniques Case File: Quirky Quilts How to look after a very old quilt.
- Techniques Analyzing Art - Checklist A printable 'To Do' list for analyzing art.
- Investigations PsychoPhone Did Thomas Edison make a machine to unlock the secrets of the dead?
- Techniques Military Research Using military records in your research.
- Investigations Civil War Submarine Is this submarine an example of new technology developed by the Confederates during the Civil War?
- Investigations The Disappearance of Glenn Miller In 1944, bandleader Glenn Miller boarded a plane for Paris and was never seen again. What happened?
- Investigations Hot Town Poster What role did this striking poster play in the explosive events of 1960s America?
- Investigations Florida Map How did this faded map help unlock the riches of the New World?