If you need records, we will gopher you.


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Fast response

This is the first time I used the service and I was not disappointed. The price was better than NARA and the response was so much quicker. They gave me an estimated date for document delivery and ended up providing them in half the time. I would use them again.

Thank you once again!

As usual, your service is great obtaining these records! Thank you so much!

Unbelievably Fast Response

I learned about Gopher from a genealogy group on Facebook so I immediately went to the site and did the Free Assessment first to see if my 2nd great-grandfather had any records at the National Archives. Once I was told that he did, I paid for them, and in a matter of days, I had PDF files to download. One of them, was his pension record and his wife's request for his pension once he passed. And, in it, I was finally able to obtain their marriage date, which I had not been able to locate after five years [...]

Record retrieval

I had requested the retrieval of my second great grandfather's Civil War records. Within hours of submitting my request, he had responded telling me what was available and the cost. Within 2 days, I had my records to download and print. GopherRecords live up to their promises and I will use again if I find my records that I need. Diane B

Civil War pension file

I requested a copy of a Civil War pension file using this site's online order form. It was very easy and intuitive, and the turnaround time for the requested copy was extremely quick. The images were nice and clear, and the price very reasonable considering the comparative wait time and price for NARA services. I would highly recommend this site to others looking for copies of pension files.

Repeat Customer!

I am a solid repeat customer! Why wouldn’t I be when the service is amazingly fast and reasonably priced? I am so appreciative of Gopher Records!

Henry Fischer

Excellent service. I would highly recommend them. Bob was awesome and quick to respond. I was able to verify death date of my 2 nd great grandfather.

Consistently great service!

Thanks once again for provided a fast turnaround on documents from the National Archives! I will always return for future record needs!

Great Service

I had only the given name of Charles Gilman's wife and no marriage date or place. The photo of his headstone on indicated he was a Civil War Veteran so I ordered his pension file. The ordering process was clear and easy and I received the PDF files SO much faster than if I had ordered them directly from NARA. I was delighted to find the information that I had hoped for- I know his wife's maiden name and their date and place of marriage [see attached file.] This is a great retrieval service- the ordering process is [...]

Excellent Service!

Gopher Records is an excellent records retrieval service. Their website is easy to navigate to request records, their service is fast and they are very helpful and knowledgeable. As a Professional Genealogist for 19 years, I can highly recommend Gopher Records.