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Thank you

I want to thank Gopher Records for locating all information on my ancestors Civil War file. Not only service but pension with depositions and letters. I truly appreciate your making the adjustments to my request to avoid my paying for more than necessary.

fast, reliable, honest

I highly recommend Gopher Records. All of my questions were answered prior to placing my order. The application process was easy. My records were provided quickly and a pension file that was already digitized was given to me free of charge. The records provided birthdate, marriage date and proved that I had the proper burial location for my ancestor. Highly recommend not only for genealogical purposes but also to pay respect for ancestors military service.

Civil War Records

About 40 years ago I ordered and received the Civil War records and pension files for my Great Grandfather. Based on a comment on Facebook for a genealogy group that I joined, it was recommended that I try again using Gopher Records. I gave it a try since the original files received were missing pages and the copies Gopher provides are in color. Jackpot! I received more pages and more answers using their service and it was actually very close to the price I paid some 40 years ago. They were fast, efficient, responsive [...]

Excellent Customer Service – Quick Turnaround

I had ordered a record through the National Archives then found out the wait time was up to 90 days. The next day I learned about Gopher Records from a friend who used their services praising their quick turn around. I messaged Gopher Records and received a return message that same day. After explaining my situation with NARA and the records I was looking for, Bob Velke let me know which records were available for my research and helped me to understand that what I had ordered through NARA was not what I actually wanted. I was able to [...]
  • Joseph I. Stone pension record which shows marriage date.

Awesome Service!

I recently used Gopher records to find service, medical and pension records for my 2nd great grandfather, who was in the civil war. The information and files they found for me was truly astounding! I knew his name, wife, and unit he served in, Gopher did the rest..The records they found for me put all the pieces together and brought my 2nd great grandfather ‘back to life’, and what a life it was! I would recommend this service to anyone who is researching their family.

Happy Return Customer

I ordered two Civil War Soldier bundles from Gopher and was extremely happy with the results! The pricing is very affordable if you can't make the trip to NARA yourself. Additionally, the turn around time for both orders was fast; in fact, they arrived well before the estimated delivery date (which was only one month). Finally, the image quality was absolutely fantastic--clean, crisp, and easy to read. Overall, I found Gopher to be an affordable, quick, and easy way to get high quality digital copies of the records I needed. It is my go-to service for NARA records, and [...]

Great service- complete and quick.

I obtained a another CW pension file from Gopher-- just like the first pension file -- the service was complete, quick and reasonably priced.

Awesome Service – Highly Recommended

Very pleased with the level of service. They quickly responded to questions about my unique request and how to enter the order. I was advised of the progress and they reached out to for clarification to locate the records. I received the records faster than I anticipated. Excellent price for the level of service provided. I would highly recommend their services.

Fast service

The speed -- and price -- that Gopher provides records continues to impress me. I recently requested carded medical and service records for a Civil War soldier who I'm researching. I had his service records on order through NARA for four months and was still waiting. Gopher got them to me in four days and helped me cancel my NARA order. Gopher will always be my first stop for future records requests.

Pension Records

Excellent, Excellent Service. Extremely fast and reliable for finding and providing the records I requested. I highly recommend using Gopher for retrieving any record, if available, for you from the National Archives.