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Civil War pension file

I am so happy to have heard about Gopher Records' services. Two years ago I had tried to obtain a complete Civil War pension file on someone through National Archives and never heard back, never saw my credit card run, could not track my request on NARA's website, nor did NARA respond to emails. When I learned that Gopher Records could do this for me quickly and at a discount, I jumped on the chance. Because this veteran was a complicated case, a deserter who later re-enlisted in a different unit, and a bigamist with two widows filing [...]

Civil War documents

This was a great way to obtain the info I wanted quickly. I had no idea all the military records would tell me so much about my great great uncle's life. Will definitely look into more records on ancestors. Next project Would love to find a photo.

Great Service

I am SO happy I have found this service through the recommendation of David Lambert on Twitter. I had to cancel my trip to Washington, DC last month. I received the documents I asked for within a few days. The quality of the scanned documents, the fast service, and the price are a 5-star for me.

Great Service

Great Service. Good communication and fast retrieval. Will use again.


I volunteer with a non-profit organization researching African American soldiers who served in the U.S. Colored Troops during the Civil War. One of the other volunteers mentioned Gopher Records as a faster and cheaper alternative to NARA for obtaining digital pension record files. She was certainly right on the money; the service far exceeded my expectations. The on-line registration is very user-friendly. The site allows you to upload documents that may assist in the retrieval of information you're seeking. In my case, I uploaded a pension card and the entire pension file was delivered [...]

Wonderful service

I have no complaints whatsoever. Fast turnaround time and perfect experience. I highly recommend.

Land Records

I submitted several requests for land records. Bob was very helpful in explaining a few items that I had requested. I received the requested items in a very timely fashion -- actually faster than I anticipated. The payment process was easy as was downloading the images of the records. If I need to obtain additional records, I will certainly use Gopher Records again. Thanks for the great service.

Civil War Pension files

I recently ordered two Civil War Pension files from Gopher Records, and received the pdf files within five days of placing the order. The order process seamless, and response time was great. I am very pleased with this initial interaction with Gopher Records, their response time and professionalism!