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FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at
Access the records: United States National Register of Scientific and Technical Personnel Files, 1954-1970 .

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Record Description[edit | edit source]

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.

Record Content[edit | edit source]

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 to Use the Record[edit | edit source]

To begin your search it is helpful to know one or more of the following:

  • Surname
  • Employment specialty

Search the Collection[edit | edit source]

To search the collection by name:
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.

Using the Information[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

If you cannot find your ancestor, try alternate spellings of the name.

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Don't overlook FHL Place United States items or FHL Keyword United States items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see United States Archives and Libraries.

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Related Wiki Articles[edit | edit source]

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How You Can Contribute[edit | edit source]

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

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

Citation for This Collection[edit | edit source]

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

Citations for This Collection[edit | edit source]

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. : accessed 2016. Citing NARA NAID 622629. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.

Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record. 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.