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Updated 08 June, 2014

Biography: Rick Roberts

Rick Roberts

Ricks' family history addiction began during summer vacations on his grandparents' farm where rainy days were spent sorting through family pictures, documents and artifacts while his grandmother told well-worn family stories. That early spark grew into a passion for genealogy and history that eventually led to the founding of Global Genealogy in the summer of 1992. Rick is especially interested in the historical events that influenced the lives of his ancestors... what pushed them to make the decisions they made... and what pulled them to the lives that they led.

Recent articles by Rick Roberts:

List of current lectures:
    Self-Publishing Your Book, Practical Steps to Success
    (1 hour)
    This session shows you how to organize the components of your manuscript and then publish your work in printed book form. The bulk of the talk focuses on content and structure of a book, choice of paper, fonts, margins, copyright, ISBN, CIP, marketing, short-run vs. long-run printing, soft and hardcover binding, and much more to assist you to successfully publish a finished work. It's easier and cheaper than you think! Whether you plan to print 1 copy or 10,000 copies, you will learn how to avoid pitfalls and produce professional results while saving time, money and stress.

    Researching Canadian First World War Records Using Online and Traditional Resources
    (1 hour)
    Discover which Canadian military records are available to help you reveal the roles that individual enlisted Canadians played in World War One, where those records are, how to access them, plus tips and hints for interpreting Canadian military documents. We discuss those who served at home and/or overseas, those who applied for service and were rejected, those who returned from war, and those who didn't. A case study, compiled by using internet based and physical records will illustrate effective strategies, research processes and results.

To book Rick Roberts for an upcoming event, contact him by telephone at 1-800-361-5168, or by email.

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