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 Flint Lock Rifle Was this the gun of one of the most infamous bandits operating to undermine the birth of our nation?
- Investigations Korean War Letter What does this letter reveal about a forgotten act of heroism during the final days of the Korean War?
- Investigations Alcoholics Anonymous Letter Is this letter proof of one man's contribution to this secretive society?
- Investigations Charlie Parker's Saxophone Could this be jazz legend Charlie "Bird" Parker's saxophone?
- Investigations Whaling Ship Might a ship docked in Mystic Seaport, hold secrets to the Underground Railroad?
- Investigations Leisurama Homes What happened to the Leisurama homes apparently widely sold in Florida?
- Investigations Mail Order Brides Are these images evidence of mail order brides in 1890s Chicago?
- Techniques DNA Analysis How to prove a person's identity.
- Techniques Tracking People - Checklist Printable checklist to use when tracking people.
- Investigations Lindbergh-Sikorsky Fabric How do the signatures on this patch of fabric connect Charles Lindbergh to another first in flight?
- Investigations Booth Letter Did the father of John Wilkes Booth threaten to assassinate the President?
- Investigations Slave Songbook Are these tattered pages the earliest record of music created by slaves?
- Techniques Oral History Learn how to record oral or spoken history.
- Techniques Geological Analysis Learn how to identify probable age and origin of ceramic, stone and tile objects
- Techniques Genealogy - Glossary A list of useful words to know when using genealogy.
- Investigations Anti-Slavery Flag Did this old sheet found in a family trunk contribute to the end of slavery in America?
- Techniques Stones And Minerals How to study stones and minerals.
- Investigations Grace Kelly Car Is this the car driven by an actress turned princess, which would give it a place in cinematic history?
- Investigations Independence Trumpet Is a Pennsylvania man's trumpet somehow tied to the Revolutionary War?
- Techniques Case File: Soldiers In Skirts How to use military records to help you learn about your family.
- Investigations Lincoln Oath Was this note penned by Abraham Lincoln?
- Techniques Preservation Learn how to preserve papers, books, photographs and textiles.
- Investigations General Lee's Farewell Address Could this be a signed copy of one of the most famous documents in the history of the Civil War?
- Investigations George Washington Miniature Did the artist paint this portrait from life, and what is its surprising connection to the abolitionist White Matlack?
- Techniques Timber Dating Using ring sequences or radiocarbon dating.
- Techniques Case File: Marriage Of Convenience How to discover things you didn't know about people.
- Investigations N.E.A.R Device Was this device invented to help Americans believe they could survive a Soviet nuclear attack?
- Techniques Appraising Getting a valuation using an independent source or expert opinion.
- Investigations Cleveland Electric Car What happened to the electric street car network in Cleveland?
- Techniques Building Background Discover more about a building's history.
- Techniques Military Research Using military records in your research.
- Techniques Case File: My Indiana Home Finding out more about your home.
- Techniques Analyzing Art - Checklist A printable 'To Do' list for analyzing art.
- Techniques Analyzing Art Taking a closer look at works of art.
- Techniques Case File: Detecting Daguerreotypes Learn more about daguerreotypes.
- Techniques Learning From Skeletons What we can find out from a skeleton.