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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.)