Frequently Asked Questions & Helpful Links
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- Can I repost or reprint articles from the WallBuilders website? What about excerpts from WallBuilders books?
- How do I find answers to my research questions?
- Why the name WallBuilders? Are you involved in building the border wall?
- Does WallBuilders help with genealogy research?
- Does WallBuilders appraise items? How can I get a valuation for something I own?
- How can I protect my personal collection? How do I preserve my family records?
Can I repost or reprint articles from the WallBuilders website? What about excerpts from WallBuilders books?
Our website’s articles and email communications are designed to be shared. Consequently, we encourage the sharing of our website articles, but ask that credit is given to WallBuilders by providing a link to our website or via other citation.
Regarding the reproduction of excerpts from our copyrighted books, it’s important to adhere to the guidelines outlined by federal law. Typically, WallBuilders permits the use of up to two full pages from our publications, with proper acknowledgment or citation. Our policy doesn’t extend permission for more extensive excerpts from our copyrighted materials to be used. (For questions about showing our videos to groups or events, please see our Shop FAQ.)
How do I find answers to my research questions?
We get it. Researching a topic, person, or quote can seem overwhelming. Check out WallBuilders’ How to Research articles for tips on how to start this process.
Why the name WallBuilders? Are you involved in building the border wall?
WallBuilders has been in ministry many decades, long before the calls for a border wall. Our name and mission are derived from the Biblical account of Nehemiah. For more information, see our About Us page.
Does WallBuilders help with genealogy research?
While WallBuilders has a very large collection of historical books and documents, those resources do not include the type of records that are generally helpful for genealogical research. Generally, local libraries provide useful materials such as area newspapers or county records. Additionally, some states make census and other public records available online. You may want to begin with The Ancestor Hunt – a helpful website that provides how-to articles and dozens of resource links to point you in the right direction.
Does WallBuilders appraise items? How can I get a valuation for something I own?
WallBuilders does not provide appraisal or valuation services. There are, however, other organizations that provide these services. Here are a few suggestions: ValueMyStuff or Find An Appraiser. You can also contact a local auction house near you or a larger auction house such as Christies.
How can I protect my personal collection? How do I preserve my family records?
Preserving a collection of books or documents is important, especially if it includes family heirlooms or records you want to safeguard for future generations. There are some organizations that specialize in archival and which provide some helpful tips to protect your treasures. Here are just a few of these resources: NEDCC Book Conservation and Preservation, Library of Congress Preservation, and National Archives Preservation.
- Were the Founding Fathers Christians?
- Did the Founding Fathers Own Slaves?
- How many signers of the Declaration were ministers?
- What were some of the difficulties faced, and sacrifices made, by signers of the Declaration?
- What are inalienable rights?
Were the Founding Fathers Christians?
More than 250 individuals qualify as Founding Fathers, and the majority of them were Christians. See more information on this topic here.
Did the Founding Fathers Own Slaves?
Some Founding Fathers did own slaves but many strongly and actively opposed slavery. Read more about this topic here.
How many signers of the Declaration were ministers?
A few Declaration of Independence signers were active in the ministry at that time. Read more about this here.
What were some of the difficulties faced, and sacrifices made, by signers of the Declaration?
Many of the 56 Declaration signers encountered significant hardships including death, losing loved ones, and the destruction of their property. Read more about these difficulties and sacrifices here.
What are inalienable rights?
Several Founding Fathers discussed inalienable or unalienable rights (these words were used interchangeably) in their writings. See here for more on this issue.
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