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 Chandler Tintype How did this Civil War era tintype help re-ignite a fiery debate about African Americans bearing arms for the confederacy?
- Techniques Case File: Marriage Of Convenience How to discover things you didn't know about people.
- Investigations Leisurama Homes What happened to the Leisurama homes apparently widely sold in Florida?
- Techniques Building Background - Checklist A printable 'To Do' list to use when investigating buildings
- Techniques Case File: Detecting Daguerreotypes Learn more about daguerreotypes.
- Techniques Very Old Objects - Checklist Printable checklist to use when examining very old objects.
- Techniques Historical Research - Checklist Printable checklist to use when doing historical research.
- Techniques Case File: Hidden Meanings Finding out more about the author of a diary.
- Techniques Photographs Learn how to analyze your photographs.
- Techniques Gun Timeline A timeline of firearm history.
- Investigations Ince Ledger What does this accounts ledger for a movie company have to do with the changing world of the Lakota Sioux?
- Techniques Paper Analysis Learn how to analyze paper to determine its age and origin.
- Investigations 3D Cuban Missile Crisis Did this portable projection screen help save the Free World?
- Investigations Cleveland Electric Car What happened to the electric street car network in Cleveland?
- Investigations Face Jug What does this ceramic face reveal about the Middle Passage and a captive people’s search for identity?
- Investigations Navajo Rug Why would a weaver depart from tradition to make this rug?
- Investigations Long Expedition Is this the site of the one of the most significant expeditions in the United States?
- Investigations John Hunt Morgan Saddle Could this be a saddle from one of the most audacious attacks launched by the South during the Civil War?
- Techniques Case File: Quirky Quilts How to look after a very old quilt.
- Techniques Finding Experts How to source the correct expert to assist in an investigation.
- Investigations Pete Gray Cartoon Do these unsigned drawings from the golden age of comics tell the tale of a real life superhero?
- Investigations Lafayette China Did the Marquis de Lafayette give this china set to the popular wife of the Patriot Mayor?
- Investigations Howard Hughes Crash Was this the instrument that chartered Howard Hughes' near fatal plunge into Beverly Hills?
- Techniques Building Background Discover more about a building's history.
- Investigations Ernie Pyle's Typewriter Did America’s most beloved battlefront correspondent bang out his dispatches on this Corona 3?
- Techniques Glossary A list of useful words and phrase for carrying out historical research.
- Techniques Genealogy Learn how to successfully investigate your family history.
- Techniques African-American Genealogy
- Investigations Bill Of Sale Who was this girl sold into slavery?
- Investigations Internment Artwork What is the story behind these watercolor paintings of a prison camp?
- Techniques Document Examination How to determine authenticity and authorship of a document.
- Investigations John Brown Letters How is this woman in Sacramento related to John Brown, the 19th-century abolitionist?
- Investigations Geronimo Photograph Is this photo really an image of the legendary Apache warrior Geronimo?
- Techniques Weapon Dating Determining the age of a weapon.
- Investigations Bonus Army Stamp Is this stamp connected to a moment when the U.S. Army fought fellow soldiers in the nation’s capital?
- Techniques Appraisal Glossary A List of useful words and phrases for Appraising.