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 Do's And Don'ts Your definitive list of do's and don'ts when carrying out historical research.
- Investigations Tokyo Rose Did this 1940s recording help convict the woman alleged to be "Tokyo Rose"?
- Techniques Very Old Objects - Checklist Printable checklist to use when examining very old objects.
- Techniques Preservation Learn how to preserve papers, books, photographs and textiles.
- Investigations Woolworth Sign Were these signs part of the scene in an early victory for Civil Rights?
- Techniques Case File: Marriage Of Convenience How to discover things you didn't know about people.
- Techniques Analyzing Art - Checklist A printable 'To Do' list for analyzing art.
- Techniques Preservation - Checklist Printable checklist to use when preserving an item.
- Techniques Case File: WWII Find out how this historian researched a relative.
- Investigations Spanish Civil War Eulogy What can this faded document tell about a US volunteer fighting in another country’s civil war?
- Investigations Women's Suffrage Painting What role did this watercolor painting play in securing women the right to vote?
- Techniques Archives - Checklist A printable 'To Do' list to use when using archives.
- Investigations Transatlantic Cable How did this twisted fragment of metal spark a communications revolution?
- Techniques Case File: Mystery Moran How to know if unwanted 'junk' is a hidden treasure.
- Investigations Who Killed Jimmy Hoffa? Teamster boss Jimmy Hoffa disappeared without a trace in 1975. Was he murdered? If so, who killed him and why?
- Investigations Lee Family Doll Did this doll belong to a former slave of General Robert E. Lee?
- Investigations Copperhead Cane How did this cane inspire a fiery political movement that threatened Lincoln's presidency?
- Investigations John Hunt Morgan Saddle Could this be a saddle from one of the most audacious attacks launched by the South during the Civil War?
- Investigations Creole Poems Does this manuscript contain words of love or illegal acts of rebellion?
- Investigations Liberty Bell Pin Was one of America’s most iconic symbols melted down into a mere memento?
- Techniques Case File: Hidden Meanings Finding out more about the author of a diary.
- Investigations Texas Servant Girl Murders Years before Jack the Ripper, did a serial killer walk the streets of Austin, TX?
- Techniques Case File: My Indiana Home Finding out more about your home.
- Investigations Mystery Crystal Cross Where did this mysterious religious relic discovered in an old Spanish mission originally come from?
- Techniques Photographs - Checklist Printable checklist to use when analyzing photographs.
- Investigations Great Mexican War Posters Is this an advertisement for a film made by an eyewitness to the Mexican Revolution?
- Investigations Special Agent Five How did this tale of robbery and murder help FBI director J. Edgar Hoover consolidate his power?
- Investigations Tiffany Window What can this watercolor reveal about the unexpected world of one of America’s great artists?
- Investigations Diana How did this alleged lesbian autobiography escape censorship in the 1930’s?
- Techniques Patent Analysis Find out the origin and detail surrounding an invention or innovation.
- Investigations Philadelphia Freedom Paper Is this document found in a flea market an original freedom paper for African-Americans?
- Techniques Historical Research - Checklist Printable checklist to use when doing historical research.
- Techniques Case File: A Soldier's Fortune Find out how this historian used archives when investigating his family's history.
- Techniques Appraisal Glossary A List of useful words and phrases for Appraising.
- Techniques Document Examination How to determine authenticity and authorship of a document.
- Techniques Tracking People - Checklist Printable checklist to use when tracking people.