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 Mouse Toy Could this tiny toy labeled 'Micky' be the original Mickey Mouse?
- Techniques Case File: Hidden Meanings Finding out more about the author of a diary.
- Investigations Black Tom Shell Is this shell from a devastating act of foreign sabotage on American soil?
- Techniques Case File: Mystery Moran How to know if unwanted 'junk' is a hidden treasure.
- Investigations Geronimo Photograph Is this photo really an image of the legendary Apache warrior Geronimo?
- Investigations Hindenburg Artifact Was this device snatched from the burning wreckage of the ill-fated zeppelin?
- Investigations United Empire Loyalist What can this family tree reveal about Americans who fought for the British in the Revolutionary War?
- Investigations King Kong Camera Was this old movie camera used to film the original version of King Kong?
- Techniques Geological Analysis Learn how to identify probable age and origin of ceramic, stone and tile objects
- Investigations Jim Thorpe Ticket Is this ticket evidence of a chapter of Thorpe's career forgotten by history: as a professional basketball player?
- Techniques Do's And Don'ts Your definitive list of do's and don'ts when carrying out historical research.
- Techniques Timber Dating Using ring sequences or radiocarbon dating.
- 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 Patent Analysis Find out the origin and detail surrounding an invention or innovation.
- Investigations Civil War Bridge Has a new discovery rewritten Civil War history?
- Investigations Railroad Station Is a disused depot the first railroad station in Texas?
- Investigations Fiery Cross What is the story behind this record?
- Techniques Printed Items Learn how to analyze printed documents.
- Investigations Cast Iron Eagle Did this 12-foot-high eagle once grace the old Grand Central Station in Manhattan?
- Techniques Photographs Learn how to analyze your photographs.
- Techniques Historical Research It's your turn to be a History Detective.
- Investigations Korean War Letter What does this letter reveal about a forgotten act of heroism during the final days of the Korean War?
- Investigations Jefferson Pledge Did the transformation of the nation's public education system begin with this $200 pledge?
- Techniques Appraisal Glossary A List of useful words and phrases for Appraising.
- Techniques Census Information How to use census records in your investigation.
- Investigations Manhattan Project Letter Did this letter help persuade President Harry S. Truman to change policy in the post war era?
- Techniques Case File: 20 Questions Read this case file to help get your investigation started.
- Techniques African-American Genealogy
- Techniques Case File: Detecting Daguerreotypes Learn more about daguerreotypes.
- Investigations Chinese Opium Scale Could this really be an opium scale from the Chinese community of Montana?
- Techniques Genealogy Learn how to successfully investigate your family history.
- Investigations Civil War Soldier Photo Is this the photo of a Civil War soldier actually a woman in disguise?
- Investigations Airstream Caravan Was this mobile home part of a modern-day wagon train halfway across the world?
- Techniques Building Background - Checklist A printable 'To Do' list to use when investigating buildings
- Techniques Weapon Dating Determining the age of a weapon.
- Techniques Property Search How to carry out a property search.