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TITLE: Genealogists

DEFINITION: Research genealogical background of individual or family to establish descent from specific ancestor or identify forebears of individual or family.

  • TASKS
  • KNOWLEDGE
  • SKILLS
  • ABILITIES
  • WORK ACTIVITIES
  • WORK CONTEXT
  • INTERESTS
  • WORK VALUES
  • CROSSWALKS


    TASKS:

    1. Consults American and foreign genealogical tables and publications and documents to trace lines of descent or succession.

    2. References materials, such as church and county records, for evidence of births, baptisms, marriages, deaths, and legacies.

    3. Organizes and evaluates data on basis of significance and authenticity.

    4. Gathers and appraises available physical evidence, such as drawings and photographs.

    5. Constructs chart showing lines of descent and family relationships.

    6. Prepares history of family in narrative form or writes brief sketches emphasizing points of interest in family background.

    KNOWLEDGE:
    Knowledge elements are ranked by importance.

    75 History and Archeology
    Knowledge of past historical events and their causes, indicators, and impact on particular civilizations and cultures

    67 English Language
    Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar

    46 Clerical
    Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing systems, filing and records management systems, stenography and transcription, forms design principles, and other office procedures and terminology

    38 Computers and Electronics
    Knowledge of electric circuit boards, processors, chips, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming

    29 Communications and Media
    Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods including alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media

    29 Sociology and Anthropology
    Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, cultures, their history, migrations, ethnicity, and origins

    25 Geography
    Knowledge of various methods for describing the location and distribution of land, sea, and air masses including their physical locations, relationships, and characteristics

    21 Customer and Personal Service
    Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services including needs assessment techniques, quality service standards, alternative delivery systems, and customer satisfaction evaluation techniques

    21 Foreign Language
    Knowledge of the structure and content of a foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation

    17 Design
    Knowledge of design techniques, principles, tools and instruments involved in the production and use of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models

    17 Telecommunications
    Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems

    13 Mathematics
    Knowledge of numbers, their operations, and interrelationships including arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications

    8 Law, Government and Jurisprudence
    Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process

    4 Psychology
    Knowledge of human behavior and performance, mental processes, psychological research methods, and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders

    4 Fine Arts
    Knowledge of theory and techniques required to produce, compose, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture

    4 Sales and Marketing
    Knowledge of principles and methods involved in showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategies and tactics, product demonstration and sales techniques, and sales control systems

    SKILLS:
    Skills elements are ranked by importance.

    96 Information Gathering
    Knowing how to find information and identifying essential information

    92 Information Organization
    Finding ways to structure or classify multiple pieces of information

    83 Reading Comprehension
    Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents

    75 Writing
    Communicating effectively with others in writing as indicated by the needs of the audience

    46 Active Listening
    Listening to what other people are saying and asking questions as appropriate

    46 Active Learning
    Working with new material or information to grasp its implications

    42 Speaking
    Talking to others to effectively convey information

    38 Time Management
    Managing one's own time and the time of others

    38 Product Inspection
    Inspecting and evaluating the quality of products

    38 Synthesis/Reorganization
    Reorganizing information to get a better approach to problems or tasks

    38 Idea Generation
    Generating a number of different approaches to problems

    33 Learning Strategies
    Using multiple approaches when learning or teaching new things

    33 Idea Evaluation
    Evaluating the likely success of an idea in relation to the demands of the situation

    33 Implementation Planning
    Developing approaches for implementing an idea

    29 Equipment Selection
    Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job

    29 Monitoring
    Assessing how well one is doing when learning or doing something

    29 Critical Thinking
    Using logic and analysis to identify the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches

    25 Problem Identification
    Identifying the nature of problems

    25 Solution Appraisal
    Observing and evaluating the outcomes of a problem solution to identify lessons learned or redirect efforts

    21 Judgment and Decision Making
    Weighing the relative costs and benefits of a potential action

    17 Service Orientation
    Actively looking for ways to help people

    17 Identification of Key Causes
    Identifying the things that must be changed to achieve a goal

    17 Social Perceptiveness
    Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react the way they do

    17 Operation and Control
    Controlling operations of equipment or systems

    13 Instructing
    Teaching others how to do something

    13 Mathematics
    Using mathematics to solve problems

    13 Coordination
    Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions

    8 Systems Perception
    Determining when important changes have occurred in a system or are likely to occur

    8 Visioning
    Developing an image of how a system should work under ideal conditions

    8 Operation Monitoring
    Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly

    8 Operations Analysis
    Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design

    4 Identifying Downstream Consequences
    Determining the long-term outcomes of a change in operations

    4 Persuasion
    Persuading others to approach things differently

    4 Management of Material Resources
    Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work

    4 Negotiation
    Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences

    4 Management of Personnel Resources
    Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job

    4 Technology Design
    Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs

    4 Science
    Using scientific methods to solve problems .

    ABILITIES:
    Abilities elements are ranked by importance.

    85 Written Comprehension
    The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing

    75 Inductive Reasoning
    The ability to combine separate pieces of information, or specific answers to problems, to form general rules or conclusions. It includes coming up with a logical explanation for why a series of seemingly unrelated events occur together.

    70 Written Expression
    The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand

    60 Near Vision
    The ability to see details of objects at a close range (within a few feet of the observer)

    55 Deductive Reasoning
    The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to come up with logical answers. It involves deciding if an answer makes sense.

    50 Information Ordering
    The ability to correctly follow a given rule or set of rules in order to arrange things or actions in a certain order. The things or actions can include numbers, letters, words, pictures, procedures, sentences, and mathematical or logical operations.

    45 Oral Expression
    The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand

    45 Fluency of Ideas
    The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a given topic. It concerns the number of ideas produced and not the quality, correctness, or creativity of the ideas.

    40 Memorization
    The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures

    40 Number Facility
    The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly

    35 Oral Comprehension
    The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences

    30 Speech Clarity
    The ability to speak clearly so that it is understandable to a listener

    25 Speed of Closure
    The ability to quickly make sense of information that seems to be without meaning or organization. It involves quickly combining and organizing different pieces of information into a meaningful pattern

    25 Originality
    The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem

    25 Auditory Attention
    The ability to focus on a single source of auditory (hearing) information in the presence of other distracting sounds

    20 Trunk Strength
    The ability to use one's abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without "giving out" or fatiguing

    20 Selective Attention
    The ability to concentrate and not be distracted while performing a task over a period of time

    20 Category Flexibility
    The ability to produce many rules so that each rule tells how to group (or combine) a set of things in a different way.

    15 Flexibility of Closure
    The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material

    15 Perceptual Speed
    The ability to quickly and accurately compare letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object

    15 Problem Sensitivity
    The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

    10 Finger Dexterity
    The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects

    10 Wrist-Finger Speed
    The ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists

    10 Visual Color Discrimination
    The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness

    10 Time Sharing
    The ability to efficiently shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources)

    10 Speech Recognition
    The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person

    10 Mathematical Reasoning
    The ability to understand and organize a problem and then to select a mathematical method or formula to solve the problem

    5 Response Orientation
    The ability to choose quickly and correctly between two or more movements in response to two or more signals (lights, sounds, pictures, etc.). It includes the speed with which the correct response is started with the hand, foot, or other body parts

    5 Visualization
    The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged

    5 Sound Localization
    The ability to tell the direction from which a sound originated

    5 Control Precision
    The ability to quickly and repeatedly make precise adjustments in moving the controls of a machine or vehicle to exact positions

    5 Static Strength
    The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects

    5 Far Vision
    The ability to see details at a distance

    5 Manual Dexterity
    The ability to quickly make coordinated movements of one hand, a hand together with its arm, or two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects

    5 Gross Body Coordination
    The ability to coordinate the movement of the arms, legs, and torso together in activities where the whole body is in motion

    WORK ACTIVITIES:
    Work activities elements are ranked by importance.

    88 Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
    Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.

    75 Processing Information
    Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, verifying, or processing information or data.

    71 Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
    Identifying information received by making estimates or categorizations, recognizing differences or similarities, or sensing changes in circumstances or events.

    71 Documenting or Recording Information
    Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in either written form or by electronic/magnetic recording.

    67 Interpreting Meaning of Information to Others
    Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be understood or used to support responses or feedback to others.

    67 Analyzing Data or Information
    Identifying underlying principles, reasons, or facts by breaking down information or data into separate parts.

    58 Making Decisions and Solving Problems
    Combining, evaluating, and reasoning with information and data to make decisions and solve problems. These processes involve making decisions about the relative importance of information and choosing the best solution.

    54 Communicating With Persons Outside Organization
    Communicating with persons outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged face-to-face, in writing, or via telephone/electronic transfer.

    50 Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing
    Developing plans to accomplish work, and prioritizing and organizing one's own work.

    46 Judging Qualities of Things, Services, or People
    Making judgments about or assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people.

    42 Updating and Using Job-Relevant Knowledge
    Keeping up-to-date technically and knowing one's own jobs' and related jobs' functions.

    38 Evaluating Information Against Standards
    Evaluating information against a set of standards and verifying that it is correct.

    38 Establishing and Maintaining Relationships
    Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others.

    38 Implementing Ideas or Programs
    Conducting or carrying out work procedures and activities in accord with one's own ideas or information provided through directions/instructions for purposes of installing, modifying, preparing, delivering, constructing, integrating, finishing, or completing programs, systems, structures, or products.

    38 Handling and Moving Objects
    Using one's own hands and arms in handling, installing, forming, positioning, and moving materials, or in manipulating things, including the use of keyboards.

    38 Interacting With Computers
    Controlling computer functions by using programs, setting up functions, writing software, or otherwise communicating with computer systems.

    33 Providing Consultation and Advice to Others
    Providing consultation and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems-related, or process related topics.

    33 Estimating Needed Characteristics
    Estimating the Characteristics of Materials, Products, Events, or Information: Estimating sizes, distances, and quantities, or determining time, costs, resources, or materials needed to perform a work activity.

    29 Communicating With Other Workers
    Providing information to supervisors, fellow workers, and subordinates. This information can be exchanged face-to-face, in writing, or via telephone/electronic transfer.

    29 Performing Administrative Activities
    Approving requests, handling paperwork, and performing day-to-day administrative tasks.

    25 Developing Objectives and Strategies
    Establishing long range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve these objectives.

    25 Thinking Creatively
    Originating, inventing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.

    17 Performing For or Working With Public
    Performing for people or dealing directly with the public, including serving persons in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests.

    13 Scheduling Work and Activities
    Scheduling events, programs, activities, as well as the work of others.

    13 Monitor Processes, Material, or Surroundings
    Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, often to detect problems or to find out when things are finished.

    13 Monitoring and Controlling Resources
    Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.

    13 Assisting and Caring for Others
    Providing assistance or personal care to others.

    8 Performing General Physical Activities
    Performing physical activities that require moving one's whole body, such as in climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, where the activities often also require considerable use of the arms and legs, such as in the physical handling of materials.

    8 Teaching Others
    Identifying educational needs, developing formal training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.

    8 Resolving Conflict or Negotiating with Others
    Handling complaints, arbitrating disputes, and resolving grievances, or otherwise negotiating with others.

    4 Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
    Inspecting or diagnosing equipment, structures, or materials to identify the causes of errors or other problems or defects.

    4 Drafting and Specifying Technical Devices
    Providing documentation, detailed instructions, drawings, or specifications to inform others about how devices, parts, equipment, or structures are to be fabricated, constructed, assembled, modified, maintained, or used.

    4 Selling or Influencing Others
    Convincing others to buy merchandise/goods, or otherwise changing their minds or actions.

    4 Coordinating Work and Activities of Others
    Coordinating members of a work group to accomplish tasks.

    WORK CONTEXT:
    Work context elements are ranked by frequency (F), importance (I), responsibility (R), amount of contact (C), how serious (S), objective vs. subjective (O), automation (A), extent of frustration (E), responsible for health and safety (H), likelihood of injury (L), degree of injury (D) .

    95 (F) Indoors
    How frequently does this job require the worker to work: Indoors

    80 (F) Sitting
    How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Sitting?

    80 (I) Importance of Being Exact or Accurate
    How important is being very exact or highly accurate in performing this job?

    68 (I) Importance of Being Sure All Is Done
    How important is it to be sure that all the details of this job are performed and everything is done completely?

    36 (I) Importance of Being Aware of New Events
    How important is being constantly aware of either frequently changing events (e.g. security guard watching for shoplifters) or infrequent events (e.g. radar operator watching for tornadoes) to performing this job?

    35 (F) Standing
    How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Standing?

    32 (I) Provide a Service to Others
    How important are interactions requiring the worker to: Provide a service to others (e.g., customers)?

    30 (S) Consequence of Error
    How serious would the result usually be if the worker made a mistake that was not readily correctable?

    27 (O) Objective or Subjective Information
    How objective or subjective is the information communicated in this job?

    20 (E) Frustrating Circumstances
    To what extent do frustrating circumstances ("road blocks" to work that are beyond the worker's control) hinder the accomplishment of this job?

    20 (F) Using Hands on Objects, Tools, Controls
    How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Using hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls?

    17 (C) Job-Required Social Interaction
    How much does this job require the worker to be in contact (face-to-face, by telephone, or otherwise) with others in order to perform it?

    15 (F) Walking or Running
    How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Walking or running?

    12 (I) Importance of Repeating Same Tasks
    How important is repeating the same physical activities (e.g., key entry) or mental activities (e.g., checking entries in a ledger) over and over, without stopping, to performing this job?

    10 (F) Special Uniform
    How often does the worker wear: A special uniform, such as that of a commercial pilot, nurse, police officer, or military personnel?

    10 (F) Deal With Unpleasant or Angry People
    How frequently does the worker have to deal with unpleasant, angry, or discourteous individuals as part of the job requirements?

    10 (A) Degree of Automation
    Indicate the level of automation of this job.

    9 (R) Responsibility for Outcomes and Results
    How responsible is the worker for work outcomes and results of other workers?

    8 (I) Take a Position Opposed to Others
    How important are interactions requiring the worker to: Take a position opposed to coworkers or others?

    5 (F) Extremely Bright or Inadequate Lighting
    How often during a usual work period is the worker exposed to the following conditions: Extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions?

    5 (F) Very Hot
    How often during a usual work period is the worker exposed to the following conditions: Very hot (above 90 F) or very cold (under 32 F) temperatures?

    5 (F) Outdoors
    How frequently does this job require the worker to work: Outdoors

    5 (F) Frequency in Conflict Situations
    How frequently do the job requirements place the worker in conflict situations?

    5 (F) Kneeling, Crouching or Crawling
    How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Kneeling, stooping, crouching or crawling?

    5 (F) Bending or Twisting the Body
    How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Bending or twisting the body?

    4 (I) Coordinate or Lead Others
    How important are interactions requiring the worker to: Coordinate or lead others in accomplishing work activities (not supervision)?

    4 (I) Deal With External Customers
    How important are interactions requiring the worker to: Deal with external customers (e.g., retail sales) or the public in general (e.g., police work)?

    4 (I) Pace Determined by Speed of Equipment
    How important is it to this job that the pace is determined by the speed of equipment or machinery? (This does not refer to keeping busy at all times on this job.)

    INTERESTS:
    Interest elements are ranked by occupational interest.

    89 Investigative
    Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.

    61 Conventional
    Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.

    50 Social
    Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.

    39 Enterprising
    Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.

    39 Artistic
    Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.

    17 Realistic
    Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.

    WORK VALUES:
    Work values elements are ranked by extent.

    69 Independence-Mean Extent
    Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employs to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.

    66 Achievement-Mean Extent
    Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement.

    60 Working Conditions-Mean Extent
    Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions. Corresponding needs are Activity, Compensation, Independence, Security, Variety and Working Conditions.

    55 Relationships-Mean Extent
    Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service.

    40 Recognition-Mean Extent
    Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious. Corresponding needs are Advancement, Authority, Recognition and Social Status.

    25 Support-Mean Extent
    Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical.

    91 Autonomy
    Workers on this job plan their work with little supervision

    81 Working Conditions
    Workers on this job have good working conditions

    75 Independence
    Workers on this job do their work alone

    72 Achievement
    Workers on this job get a feeling of accomplishment

    69 Social Service
    Workers on this job have work where they do things for other people

    66 Moral Values
    Workers on this job are never pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong

    59 Ability Utilization
    Workers on this job make use of their individual abilities

    59 Responsibility
    Workers on this job make decisions on their own

    56 Social Status
    Workers on this job are looked up to by others in their company and their community

    56 Creativity
    Workers on this job try out their own ideas

    53 Recognition
    Workers on this job receive recognition for the work they do

    53 Activity
    Workers on this job are busy all the time

    53 Variety
    Workers on this job have something different to do every day

    50 Compensation
    Workers on this job are paid well in comparison with other workers

    50 Security
    Workers on this job have steady employment

    34 Company Policies and Practices
    Workers on this job are treated fairly by the company

    31 Co-workers
    Workers on this job have co-workers who are easy to get along with

    28 Advancement
    Workers on this job have opportunities for advancement

    25 Supervision, Human Relations
    Workers on this job have supervisors who back up their workers with management

    22 Authority
    Workers on this job give directions and instructions to others

    16 Supervision, Technical
    Workers on this job have supervisors who train their workers well

    CROSSWALKS:
    DOT91 (Dictionary of Occupational Titles): 052067018 Genealogist

    AIM97 (Apprenticeship Information Management): No crosswalks

    CEN90 (1990 Census Occupations): 169 Social Scientists, N.E.C.

    CIP90 (Classification of Instructional Programs): 450805 Public/Applied History and Archival Administration
    450801 History, General

    GOE93 (Guide for Occupational Exploration): 110303 Social Research: Historical

    MOC97 (Military Occupational Codes): No crosswalks

    OES98 (Occupational Employment Statistics): 27199 All Other Social Scientists

    OPM97 (Office of Personnel Management Occupations): 0199 Social Science Student Trainee
    0101 Social Science

    SOC98 (Standard Occupational Classification): No crosswalks


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