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 Red Cloud's Peace Pipe Was this pipe given to an Indian agent by the famous Lakota warrior Chief Red Cloud?
- Investigations WPA Mural Studies Are these unusual paintings part of the biggest job creation program in America's history?
- Techniques Tracking People Learn how to research a person using public records.
- Investigations Clara Barton Letter What does this letter reveal about America's early efforts to honor its war dead?
- Investigations Teddy Roosevelt War Club What could this strange object have to do with Teddy Roosevelt and his run for a third term presidency?
- Investigations WB Cartoons What can this curious artwork tell us about some of our most beloved cartoon characters?
- Investigations St Valentine's Day Massacre Was this weapon fired in one of the nation's most infamous crimes?
- Techniques Appraising Getting a valuation using an independent source or expert opinion.
- Investigations Birth Control Box Could this unusual wooden box be an early contraceptive device?
- Investigations Szyk Picture Could these be early drawings of America's most influential political cartoonist?
- Investigations Wartime Baseball Is this baseball evidence of an unusual ballgame that took place during segregation?
- Techniques Military Research - Checklist Printable checklist to use when doing military research.
- Techniques Genealogy - Checklist A printable 'To Do' list to use when using genealogy.
- Investigations Liberty Bell Pin Was one of America’s most iconic symbols melted down into a mere memento?
- Techniques Analyzing Art - Checklist A printable 'To Do' list for analyzing art.
- Techniques Document Examination How to determine authenticity and authorship of a document.
- Investigations Chief Black Kettle Are these war spoils of a Cheyenne chief?
- Investigations Navajo Rug Why would a weaver depart from tradition to make this rug?
- Techniques Do's And Don'ts Your definitive list of do's and don'ts when carrying out historical research.
- Techniques Case File: Quirky Quilts How to look after a very old quilt.
- Investigations Car Tape Deck Is this an example of the first ever commercially produced car tape player?
- Techniques Case File: My Indiana Home Finding out more about your home.
- Techniques Military Research Using military records in your research.
- Investigations Lincoln Oath Was this note penned by Abraham Lincoln?
- Techniques Stones And Minerals - Checklist Printable checklist to use when studying stones and minerals.
- Investigations Cromwell Dixon Plane Fragment What could this faded scrap of fabric tell us about the first pilot to conquer the Continental Divide?
- Investigations Calhoun Books Are these the books of the famed intellectual architect of the Confederacy?
- Techniques Appraisal Glossary A List of useful words and phrases for Appraising.
- Techniques Preservation - Checklist Printable checklist to use when preserving an item.
- Techniques Census Information How to use census records in your investigation.
- Techniques Stones And Minerals How to study stones and minerals.
- Investigations U.S.S Indianapolis Are these WWII souvenirs remnants from one of Japan’s famous kamikaze attacks?
- Techniques Paper Analysis Learn how to analyze paper to determine its age and origin.
- Techniques Case File: 20 Questions Read this case file to help get your investigation started.
- Investigations Nesbit Portrait Is this portrait a lost masterpiece by one of America's greatest artists?
- Techniques Timber Dating Using ring sequences or radiocarbon dating.