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 Civil War Submarine Is this submarine an example of new technology developed by the Confederates during the Civil War?
- Techniques Case File: Soldiers In Skirts How to use military records to help you learn about your family.
- Investigations Marion Carpenter Camera What might this battered camera reveal about a photographer who changed the image of a U.S president?
- Investigations Crazy Horse Photo Is this the only photograph of a Native American legend?
- Techniques Oral History Learn how to record oral or spoken history.
- Techniques Stones And Minerals How to study stones and minerals.
- Investigations Clara Barton Letter What does this letter reveal about America's early efforts to honor its war dead?
- Techniques Analyzing Art - Checklist A printable 'To Do' list for analyzing art.
- Techniques Case File: 20 Questions Read this case file to help get your investigation started.
- Techniques Building Background - Checklist A printable 'To Do' list to use when investigating buildings
- Investigations Boarding House Flag Did this flag once save a boarding house from being burned down at the height of the Civil War?
- Investigations Houdini Poster Could these be original theatre posters of the greatest magician on earth?
- Techniques Genealogy Learn how to successfully investigate your family history.
- Techniques Case File: WWII Find out how this historian researched a relative.
- Investigations Lee Family Doll Did this doll belong to a former slave of General Robert E. Lee?
- Investigations 32' Ford Roadster Was this car among the popular hot rods that raced out at the dry lakes in the 1930s?
- 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?
- Investigations Lindbergh Engine Could a 24-year-old have single-handedly built the engine for Lindbergh's plane?
- Techniques Tracking People Learn how to research a person using public records.
- Investigations Modoc Basket What tales does this basket weave of the heroism of an American-Indian woman?
- Techniques Forensic Anthropology How to use a multi-disciplinary approach to uncover the secrets hidden in bones.
- Investigations Diana How did this alleged lesbian autobiography escape censorship in the 1930’s?
- Investigations N.E.A.R Device Was this device invented to help Americans believe they could survive a Soviet nuclear attack?
- Techniques Archives Learn how to successfully use archives for your research.
- Techniques Very Old Objects - Checklist Printable checklist to use when examining very old objects.
- Techniques Analyzing Art Taking a closer look at works of art.
- Investigations George Washington Portrait Could this be an authentic portrait of the nation's first president?
- Techniques Ballistics Collecting clues and evidence from bullets and firearms.
- Investigations Civil War Deringers Are these pistols union or rebel?
- Techniques Case File: Detecting Daguerreotypes Learn more about daguerreotypes.
- Techniques Document Examination How to determine authenticity and authorship of a document.
- Investigations Hitler Films Could these rusting film canisters contain unknown footage of one of the 20th century's most heinous murderers?
- Investigations Charlie Parker's Saxophone Could this be jazz legend Charlie "Bird" Parker's saxophone?
- Techniques Genealogy - Glossary A list of useful words to know when using genealogy.
- Investigations Harley Davidson Motorcycle Did this motorcycle see action in World War I?
- Techniques Military Research - Checklist Printable checklist to use when doing military research.