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 Civil War Cannon How did the contents of this glass tube impact the first hours of the Civil War?
- Techniques Tracking People - Checklist Printable checklist to use when tracking people.
- Investigations Calf Creek Arrow Is this arrow found in a bison skull just another hoax or an incredible archeological discovery?
- Techniques Very Old Objects - Checklist Printable checklist to use when examining very old objects.
- Investigations Land Grant How did an African-American win freedom and land so early in American history?
- Investigations Frank Zappa Collage Is the artist who created this piece Frank Zappa?
- Techniques Textile Analysis How to find out more about a textile's origins.
- Investigations 3D Cuban Missile Crisis Did this portable projection screen help save the Free World?
- Investigations Preston Brook's Riding Crop Was this riding crop a gift from Jefferson Davis as a reward for attacking a political opponent?
- Techniques Archives - Checklist A printable 'To Do' list to use when using archives.
- Investigations Special Agent Five How did this tale of robbery and murder help FBI director J. Edgar Hoover consolidate his power?
- Investigations Bill Of Sale Who was this girl sold into slavery?
- Investigations Early Monopoly Could this be the earliest version of the world's best-selling board game?
- Investigations Cromwell Dixon Plane Fragment What could this faded scrap of fabric tell us about the first pilot to conquer the Continental Divide?
- Techniques Genealogy Learn how to successfully investigate your family history.
- Techniques Military Research Using military records in your research.
- Techniques Case File: Rock n' Research How to identify rocks.
- Investigations Pancho Villa Watch Fob Did the owner of this watch fob witness the horrifying raid on Pancho Villa?
- Techniques Case File: Mystery Moran How to know if unwanted 'junk' is a hidden treasure.
- Techniques Case File: Quirky Quilts How to look after a very old quilt.
- Techniques Census Information How to use census records in your investigation.
- Investigations Lauste Film Clip How is this odd strip of film connected to the invention of talking movies?
- Investigations Japanese Carved Cane What can the message on this cane expose about life behind barbed wire in World War II America?
- Techniques Case File: Soldiers In Skirts How to use military records to help you learn about your family.
- Techniques Ballistics Collecting clues and evidence from bullets and firearms.
- Investigations Mexican Currency What role did this money play in the Mexican Revolution?
- Techniques Appraising Getting a valuation using an independent source or expert opinion.
- Techniques Military History - WWII Learn how to research a WWII veteran’s military record.
- Techniques Preservation Learn how to preserve papers, books, photographs and textiles.
- Techniques Forensic Anthropology How to use a multi-disciplinary approach to uncover the secrets hidden in bones.
- Investigations Bootlegger's Notebook Does this book belong to a Prohibition era bootlegger?
- Techniques Property Search How to carry out a property search.
- Techniques Learning From Skeletons What we can find out from a skeleton.
- Investigations Cesar Chavez Banner What role did this banner play in one of the most famous civil rights campaigns in U.S. history?
- Investigations Suffrage Pennant What can this pennant tell us about one woman's role at a crucial point in Women's Suffrage movement?
- Investigations Korean War Letter What does this letter reveal about a forgotten act of heroism during the final days of the Korean War?