United States, National Register of Scientific and Technical Personnel Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
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Record Description
Record Type National Register
Collection years 1954-1970
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National Archives and Records Administration


What is in the Collection?

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.

Collection Content

What Can this Collection Tell Me?

The records may include any of the following information:

  • Name
  • Age
  • 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 Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • The surname of your ancestor.
  • The employment specialty of your ancestor.


Search by Name by visiting the Collection Page:
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.


For tips about searching on-line collections, see the wiki article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

What Do I Do Next?

When you have located your ancestor’s personnel file, 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.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • 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.

I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now?

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names.
  • Look for another index. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.


Citing this Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.

Collection Citation:

"United States, National Register of Scientific and Technical Personnel Files, 1954-1970."Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing NARA NAID 622629. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.

Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for United States, National Register of Scientific and Technical Personnel Files, 1954-1970.


How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

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Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.