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 Lost Gold Ship Is this wreck in Alaska the remains of a steamship carrying miners to the great Klondike Gold Rush of 1897?
- Techniques Military Research Using military records in your research.
- Investigations Civil War Letters What can these letters reveal about a racially-charged massacre on a Civil War battlefield?
- Investigations Natchez House How did a free man of color come to own this house twelve years before emancipation?
- Investigations Sears Home Might an Ohio couple's residence be a long-forgotten Sears home?
- Investigations Lost City of Gold What can these carved letters reveal about the first explorers to visit the American Southwest?
- Investigations Continental Currency Could this $6 bill represent America’s first declaration of its independence?
- Techniques Analyzing Art Taking a closer look at works of art.
- Investigations Mexican Currency What role did this money play in the Mexican Revolution?
- Investigations Isleton Tong Was this building a safe haven for persecuted immigrants, or a hub for organized crime?
- Investigations Great Mexican War Posters Is this an advertisement for a film made by an eyewitness to the Mexican Revolution?
- Investigations Ventriloquist Dummy How did an African-American ventriloquist act become so successful in a time of racial unrest?
- Investigations Howard Hughes Crash Was this the instrument that chartered Howard Hughes' near fatal plunge into Beverly Hills?
- Techniques Patent Analysis Find out the origin and detail surrounding an invention or innovation.
- Techniques Genealogy - Checklist A printable 'To Do' list to use when using genealogy.
- Techniques Case File: Marriage Of Convenience How to discover things you didn't know about people.
- Investigations Civil War Bridge Has a new discovery rewritten Civil War history?
- Techniques Case File: Hidden Meanings Finding out more about the author of a diary.
- Investigations Andrew Jackson's Mouth How was this wood fragment connected to one of the most celebrated political protests of the 19th century?
- Techniques Photographs - Checklist Printable checklist to use when analyzing photographs.
- Investigations Nazi Spy Toys Did a Nazi spy buy these toy soldiers?
- Techniques Stones And Minerals - Checklist Printable checklist to use when studying stones and minerals.
- Techniques Forensic Anthropology How to use a multi-disciplinary approach to uncover the secrets hidden in bones.
- Investigations John Brown Pike How did this metal blade spark violent tension between the North and the South?
- Techniques Weapon Dating Determining the age of a weapon.
- Techniques Gun Timeline A timeline of firearm history.
- Investigations Transistor Radio Is this the oldest transistor radio in existence?
- Investigations Manhattan Project Letter Did this letter help persuade President Harry S. Truman to change policy in the post war era?
- Techniques Oral History Learn how to record oral or spoken history.
- Techniques Preservation Learn how to preserve papers, books, photographs and textiles.
- Techniques Historical Research It's your turn to be a History Detective.
- Techniques Glossary A list of useful words and phrase for carrying out historical research.
- Investigations Whaling Ship Might a ship docked in Mystic Seaport, hold secrets to the Underground Railroad?
- Techniques Geological Analysis Learn how to identify probable age and origin of ceramic, stone and tile objects
- Techniques Very Old Objects How to discover fascinating history, from very old objects.
- Techniques African-American Genealogy