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 Analyzing Art Taking a closer look at works of art.
- Investigations The Disappearance of Glenn Miller In 1944, bandleader Glenn Miller boarded a plane for Paris and was never seen again. What happened?
- Techniques Glossary A list of useful words and phrase for carrying out historical research.
- Investigations Booth Letter Did the father of John Wilkes Booth threaten to assassinate the President?
- Investigations Continental Currency Could this $6 bill represent America’s first declaration of its independence?
- Techniques Case File: Detecting Daguerreotypes Learn more about daguerreotypes.
- Investigations Howard Hughes Invention Was this oil drilling device really a Howard Hughes invention?
- Techniques Archives - Checklist A printable 'To Do' list to use when using archives.
- Investigations Philadelphia Freedom Paper Is this document found in a flea market an original freedom paper for African-Americans?
- Techniques Ballistics Collecting clues and evidence from bullets and firearms.
- Investigations Tumbling Tumbleweeds Why would writing this song be bad for Bob Nolan?
- Techniques Photographs Learn how to analyze your photographs.
- Investigations Sears Home Might an Ohio couple's residence be a long-forgotten Sears home?
- Investigations U.S.S Olympia Glass Could this farmhouse door have sailed into battle in one of the country's greatest naval victories?
- Techniques Preservation Learn how to preserve papers, books, photographs and textiles.
- Investigations Moon Museum Was work by major artists, including Andy Warhol, smuggled to the moon?
- Techniques Case File: 20 Questions Read this case file to help get your investigation started.
- Techniques Paper Analysis Learn how to analyze paper to determine its age and origin.
- Techniques Tracking People - Checklist Printable checklist to use when tracking people.
- Techniques Military Research - Checklist Printable checklist to use when doing military research.
- Investigations Copperhead Cane How did this cane inspire a fiery political movement that threatened Lincoln's presidency?
- Investigations Bootlegger's Notebook Does this book belong to a Prohibition era bootlegger?
- Investigations Amos n' Andy Record Is this aluminum record an early recording of the old-time radio series?
- Investigations Jim Thorpe Ticket Is this ticket evidence of a chapter of Thorpe's career forgotten by history: as a professional basketball player?
- Techniques Case File: Hidden Meanings Finding out more about the author of a diary.
- Techniques Geological Analysis Learn how to identify probable age and origin of ceramic, stone and tile objects
- Techniques Military Research Using military records in your research.
- Investigations Fillmore Pardon Did President Fillmore pardon a Native American convicted of murder?
- Investigations WWII Diary Does this diary hold the key to understanding the fate of a missing bomber pilot from World War II?
- Techniques Analyzing Art - Checklist A printable 'To Do' list for analyzing art.
- Techniques Archives Learn how to successfully use archives for your research.
- Techniques Case File: Mystery Moran How to know if unwanted 'junk' is a hidden treasure.
- Investigations Lindbergh-Sikorsky Fabric How do the signatures on this patch of fabric connect Charles Lindbergh to another first in flight?
- Investigations Hitler Films Could these rusting film canisters contain unknown footage of one of the 20th century's most heinous murderers?
- Techniques Written Items - Checklist Printable checklist to use when examining written items.
- Investigations Civil War Cannon How did the contents of this glass tube impact the first hours of the Civil War?