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 Finding Experts How to source the correct expert to assist in an investigation.
- Investigations Calf Creek Arrow Is this arrow found in a bison skull just another hoax or an incredible archeological discovery?
- Investigations Korean War Letter What does this letter reveal about a forgotten act of heroism during the final days of the Korean War?
- Investigations Nesbit Portrait Is this portrait a lost masterpiece by one of America's greatest artists?
- Techniques Stones And Minerals How to study stones and minerals.
- Techniques Photographs - Checklist Printable checklist to use when analyzing photographs.
- Techniques Genealogy - Glossary A list of useful words to know when using genealogy.
- Techniques Appraisal Glossary A List of useful words and phrases for Appraising.
- Techniques Historical Research It's your turn to be a History Detective.
- Investigations Nazi Spy Toys Did a Nazi spy buy these toy soldiers?
- Investigations Geronimo Photograph Is this photo really an image of the legendary Apache warrior Geronimo?
- Techniques Very Old Objects - Checklist Printable checklist to use when examining very old objects.
- Investigations Manhattan Project Letter Did this letter help persuade President Harry S. Truman to change policy in the post war era?
- Investigations Lindbergh-Sikorsky Fabric How do the signatures on this patch of fabric connect Charles Lindbergh to another first in flight?
- Investigations Ventriloquist Dummy How did an African-American ventriloquist act become so successful in a time of racial unrest?
- Techniques Case File: WWII Find out how this historian researched a relative.
- Techniques Military Research - Checklist Printable checklist to use when doing military research.
- Investigations First Movie Studio Could a broken gateway once have been the grand entrance to a Hollywood studio?
- Investigations Duke Ellington Plates What is the story behind the printing plates for this famous Jazz song?
- Investigations Koranic School Book Why does this 200 year old schoolbook contain two translated passages from the Koran?
- Techniques Historical Research - Checklist Printable checklist to use when doing historical research.
- Investigations Boxcar Home Why is a boxcar buried beneath this suburban kitchen?
- Techniques Case File: A Soldier's Fortune Find out how this historian used archives when investigating his family's history.
- Techniques Tracking People Learn how to research a person using public records.
- Techniques Case File: Soldiers In Skirts How to use military records to help you learn about your family.
- Techniques Case File: Hidden Meanings Finding out more about the author of a diary.
- Techniques Written Items - Checklist Printable checklist to use when examining written items.
- Investigations Siberian Bullet What can this bullet reveal about the hidden agenda of American forces in a fight against Soviet Communism?
- Techniques DNA Analysis How to prove a person's identity.
- Investigations Manhattan Project Patent Was this drawing part of America's secret plans to fuel the atomic bomb?
- Investigations Space Boot What does this odd-looking boot have to do with America's first steps in space?
- Techniques Weapon Dating Determining the age of a weapon.
- Investigations Boarding House Flag Did this flag once save a boarding house from being burned down at the height of the Civil War?
- Investigations George Washington Portrait Could this be an authentic portrait of the nation's first president?
- Techniques Case File: 20 Questions Read this case file to help get your investigation started.
- Investigations Cromwell Dixon Plane Fragment What could this faded scrap of fabric tell us about the first pilot to conquer the Continental Divide?