United States, National Register of Scientific and Technical Personnel Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)
|This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.|
Access the records: United States, National Register of Scientific and Technical Personnel Files, 1954-1970 .
This collection contains an index from registers of specialized personnel from NARA's Access to Archival Data. It includes professionals in the field of biology, chemistry, economics, geology, mathematics, psychology, and meteorology, physics, anthropology, political science, and sociology. These registers were created from data compiled from survey questionnaires sent to social and natural scientists. Some of the content in these records changes depending on the year it was gathered, but each record contains important genealogical information. The collection includes records from 1954 to 1970.
Citation for This Collection
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.
- National Science Foundation. National Register of Scientific and Technical Personnel Files, created, 1954 - 1970, documenting the period 1954 - 1970. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC
The records may include any of the following information:
- Year of birth
- Marriage date and place
- State of residence
- Parents' names
- Spouse's name
- Spouse's year of birth
- Spouse's parents' names
How to Use the Record
To begin your search it is helpful to know one or more of the following:
- Employment specialty
Search the Collection
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible ancestors. Compare the information in the list to what you already know about your ancestor to determine which individual is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination. Next, click on your ancestor's name. This will take you to a descriptive page with a link to the image.
As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.
For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line video at FamilySearch Search Tips.
Using the Information
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information about them. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. For example:
- Use the name and year of birth to obtain a birth record.
- Use name and ages along with the places to search for census records.
Tips to Keep in Mind
If you cannot find your ancestor, try alternate spellings of the name.
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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections
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