United States National Register of Scientific and Technical Personnel Files, 1954-1970 is a free collection at FamilySearch with a searchable name index of specialized personnel from registers at the National Science Foundation. This index includes professionals in these fields:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Economics
  • Geology
  • Mathematics
  • Psychology
  • Meteorology
  • Physics
  • Anthropology
  • Political Science
  • Sociology


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Personnel records may include:

  • Name
  • Gender
  • Year of birth
  • Nationality
  • Educational level
  • Employer
  • Military status
  • Society name
  • Educational major
  • Year obtained degree
  • Institution granting degree


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