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 Anti-Slavery Flag Did this old sheet found in a family trunk contribute to the end of slavery in America?
- Techniques Preservation Learn how to preserve papers, books, photographs and textiles.
- Techniques Do's And Don'ts Your definitive list of do's and don'ts when carrying out historical research.
- Investigations Mankato Spoon What does this delicate silver spoon have to do with the largest mass execution in American history?
- Techniques Case File: Marriage Of Convenience How to discover things you didn't know about people.
- Investigations Chief Black Kettle Are these war spoils of a Cheyenne chief?
- Techniques Historical Research - Checklist Printable checklist to use when doing historical research.
- Investigations Natchez House How did a free man of color come to own this house twelve years before emancipation?
- Techniques Ballistics Collecting clues and evidence from bullets and firearms.
- Investigations Moon Museum Was work by major artists, including Andy Warhol, smuggled to the moon?
- Investigations Civil War Letters What can these letters reveal about a racially-charged massacre on a Civil War battlefield?
- Investigations 32' Ford Roadster Was this car among the popular hot rods that raced out at the dry lakes in the 1930s?
- Investigations Civil War Balloon Could this piece of frayed material be from the country's first military airship?
- Investigations Wartime Baseball Is this baseball evidence of an unusual ballgame that took place during segregation?
- Techniques Stones And Minerals - Checklist Printable checklist to use when studying stones and minerals.
- 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 Monroe Letter Does this letter link America's President to the high seas piracy of U.S. merchant ships in the early 1800s?
- Techniques Forensic Anthropology How to use a multi-disciplinary approach to uncover the secrets hidden in bones.
- Techniques Case File: Soldiers In Skirts How to use military records to help you learn about your family.
- Techniques Glossary A list of useful words and phrase for carrying out historical research.
- Investigations Early Monopoly Could this be the earliest version of the world's best-selling board game?
- Investigations GAR Photograph How did two African Americans come to be part of this photograph in Reconstructionist-era America?
- Investigations Lou Gehrig Autograph Did Lou Gehrig autograph this ticket on the day he announced his retirement?
- Investigations Newport U-Boat Did these propellers come from a WWII German submarine?
- Investigations George Washington Portrait Could this be an authentic portrait of the nation's first president?
- Techniques Building Background Discover more about a building's history.
- Investigations Harley Davidson Motorcycle Did this motorcycle see action in World War I?
- Techniques Learning From Skeletons What we can find out from a skeleton.
- Techniques Tracking People - Checklist Printable checklist to use when tracking people.
- Techniques Case File: A Soldier's Fortune Find out how this historian used archives when investigating his family's history.
- Techniques Stones And Minerals How to study stones and minerals.
- Techniques Finding Experts How to source the correct expert to assist in an investigation.
- Techniques Tracking People Learn how to research a person using public records.
- Techniques African-American Genealogy
- Techniques Case File: Mystery Moran How to know if unwanted 'junk' is a hidden treasure.
- Investigations Jim Thorpe Ticket Is this ticket evidence of a chapter of Thorpe's career forgotten by history: as a professional basketball player?