Here is how I did this.
1) I went to WorldCat and entered "United Service Magazine" & then clicked on search everything
2) the 2nd response on the list says "eJournal..." I clicked on that
3) about 1/2 way down the screen, is says "find a copy online"
4) under that, it says Hathitrust Digital Library. I clicked on that
5) a new screen opens. scroll down to "viewability"
6) immediately thereunder it says a series of Full view. Find the year you want. Remember each year has 3 parts, with 4 months in each part.
7) notice the source of the printed version. generally more than one copy has been microfilmed. If pages are missing from one copy, find one from a different source.
8) for example in the first part of 1832, domestic occurances are on pages 141, 283,430, & 574
let me know if this is still not clear. I'm sorry not to have been clearer the first time. Remember, posting in the magazine required someone to send in the information & this was not always done.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Adele" <amclenn1@...> wrote:
> To Ed Storey
> Would you please be a bit more specific in regards to the search? I got up to Worldcat but can't get any further.
> Thank you
> From: Nancy
> Sent: Tuesday, October 02, 2012 1:34 PM
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: [St.H.Fam.Hist.] Military births on St Helena
> I have been searching for evidence of the families of officers going to the island. I can't find any newspapers from the 1850 timeframe.
> There is, however, a periodical named Coburn's United Service
> Magazine. It is available online: go to worldcat & then to Hathi Trust for access. There are lots of copies about 1830 to 1890. Each one has 4 months bound together.
> They have BMD information of both HEIC & royal army officers. I noticed some occurances from St. Helena. There is search capability. It is probably not complete, but it is all I have found.
> Ed Storey