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Great Britain, War Office Registers, 1772-1935
« on: Sunday 17 October 21 23:00 BST (UK) »
Can anyone help with this site, Great Britain War Office, 1772-1935.
I am looking for James Abercrombie, 1839.
James was born about 1820 at Manorhamilton, Co Leitrim, Ireland

I found this on Family Search but I am not able to attend a Family Search Library.
"Great Britain, War Office Registers, 1772-1935", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QPWX-HDVQ : 11 September 2019), James Abercrombie, 1839.
Would anyone be able to view these records.
Thanking you. Izzygm.

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Re: Great Britain, War Office Registers, 1772-1935
« Reply #1 on: Monday 18 October 21 12:02 BST (UK) »
Can't help with a look up, sorry. The nearest FHC to me (in Scotland) has been closed since the pandemic began and there's not yet any sign of it re-opening.

While you are waiting in case someone does have an open FHC, I firkled.
 
On the result for the link you gave, when I expand the Document Information, that tells me the record is in Digital folder 007654023, image 559

Putting that number into the catalogue search as a film/fiche number takes me to this page
https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/175494?availability=Family%20History%20Library
It says the database is from the National Archives ref WO 25

In the list the description for that DGS no, says this section of the records relates to
540 97th Foot 1810-1851
541 97th Foot 1812-1817
542B 97th Foot 1823-1867

Given the dates this entry is unlikely to have come from the middle item in the list, but the first and last are a possibility.

The good news:

Putting WO 25/540 in the National Archives Discovery search
gives me this
https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C4397288

If you click on preview an image of this record you can page through the entire file, to see if he is in there (I'd do it using the full screen icon and page through) or you can register and they'll let you download the entire file for free though its quite a large file (91.5 MB) so may take some time to download

The not so good news:

If I repeat the search and enter WO 25/542B I get this page:
https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C4397291

and sadly, that record has not yet been digitised, so if he is in that record set then you will need to either visit the NA or wait for someone to be able to check for you at an FHC.

EDIT
I just looked at the image sets for the first and second items in the FS list which are digitised
WO 25/540 contains 289 images
WO 25/541 contains 247 images.

Therefore, IF the LDS filmed these sequentially the really bad news is that their image 539 will be most likely from the third set which isn't digitised, especially as the others seem to be in rough alphabetical order so it would seem logical that ABERCROMBIE would be at the beginning of the final set?

and apologies, I just noticed you are new around here,  Welcome to Rootschat! :-)


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Re: Great Britain, War Office Registers, 1772-1935
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 21 October 21 22:59 BST (UK) »
Thank you for all your help Boo. Hopefully it will be transcribed one day.
Izzygm