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Pension Records - Civil War

Thank you Gopher Records! I ordered a civil war pension file and it was emailed to me within 2 days! The records were amazing. 50+ pages of interesting info I never knew. This had all of the details of my 3X Great Grandfathers injuries during his service. Highly recommend! Worth every penny!

Civil War records

I discovered 4 volumes of records for a North Carolina regiment. The Archives held the original volumes, not transcribed. Gopher Records copied all 4 volumes for me at an incredibly low price, cheaper than me traveling to D.C. just for 1 volume. Their work was timely and of exceptional quality. I now have all available records on the regiment for research and study. Without Gopher Records, the information might never have come to light. I highly recommend this very professional and friendly company!

Excellent Service

Found some unexpected answers in the documents provided, will do business with again.

Good Service

I’ve ordered and promptly received Civil War records for 2 ancestors. Gopher provides a valuable service for those researching Civil War soldiers.

Military Records

Bob Velke of Gopher Records was wonderful to deal with. I was able to gain two more generations!! Also lots of info from a pension file....locations, dates of birth and last name variations. Thank you Bob and Gopher Records!!

A good experience

Retrieving some records can be insanely slow. I have made use of Gopher Records on a few occasions and found the service fast, easy to use and a reasonable cost. Very pleased.

Highly Recommended

I have ordered several different record types from Gopher Records. I received each file shortly after submitting my request. The image quality of the documents was excellent. I would use Gopher Records anytime I need records from NARA. I highly recommend this service.

Fast, excellent work--highly recommended

I ordered two Civil War pension files on the same day, one from a service I'd used several times in the past, and one from Gopher Records. I received the file from Gopher in record time, and the images are crystal clear. Bob even took the trouble to text me a photo of my husband's great-great-grandfather while he was still at the National Archives, which was a nice touch and greatly appreciated. I've since ordered and received a second pension file from Gopher--while still waiting for the one I ordered from the other place.
  • Rare find! Photo of William Robishaw from his pension file.

Fantastic service!

I can’t say enough good things about Bob and Gopher Records! Bob went above and beyond to help me locate several Civil War service and pension records for me. He was very responsive and even provided some valuable feedback in helping to narrow down the right record that I’d been searching for! I will definitely be using Gopher Records again in the future!

Excellent and Invaluable!

I love the level of customer service, attention to detail and diligence that Gopher Records provides ... It was easy to file the request, and I was kept apprised of progress. The records I received just blew my mind! Until I learned about Civil War pension records, I had no idea of the type of details they could provide. I also had NO idea how to manoeuvre my way around the archive system to order them. Enter Gopher Records !! The service they provide is superior and added a depth of insight to ancestors on my family tree [...]