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Service Records retrieval

Excellent service!! Found me what I was looking for in record time! More affordable than NARA.

Military/Pension Nickle, Anderson

All OK. Appreciate the thoroughness and honesty. Throw in the sense of urgency and the delivered as promised and you have a service that's hard to beat. I will definitely use again and highly recommend. Thanks.

Civil War Records

I'd ordered a complete set of my 3rd great-grandfathers Civil War Records; within a very short period of time I received a comprehensive set of records that helped to answer several questions I had been seeking for ancestral research. Gopher records is an invaluable source if you're your doing a deep dive into Civil War research. Well Done!

Fast, Inexpensive, Kind, and just Fantastic!

After trying to get a document we needed from the National Archives in DC for almost two years, Gopher came to our rescue and we had a certified copy of it in our hands in four days. Although a bit out of their usual area (soldiers), Bob answered my desperate message via Facebook Messenger looking for someone who could help us acquire a certified copy of a 1912 ship's manifest that originally brought our relatives to the USA. Back in 2020, we'd gone through the usual process of finding the document on and had submitted payment and forms [...]

Civil War Service Pension files

This is my third time requesting files, and I have to say, the service you provide is outstanding. Prompt clear communication and quick turnaround every time. Not to mention exceptional value. It costs less to have my records copied and delivered to my computer than a tank of gas to drive to D.C. and then have to research and wade through red tape. I have found out more about my ancestor than I thought possible from his pension file. The copies were clear and complete and to date, I'm probably close to 1,000 pages [...]

Fast, efficient service

This is the second time I've used Gopher Records, and they do excellent work very quickly. Their fees are very reasonable too. Highly recommended.

Order for service and pension records

I recently ordered the service and pension records for research I'm undertaking of a Civil War soldier, who along with son and grandson, owned and lived in the house that I grew up in. The records helped me answer some questions, including whether or not he fought at Antietam with his unit (NY 61st) ... spoiler alert ... he didn't. And his pension records went into detail about how and where he got sick, why he didn't fight in that battle and backed up some information that I previously found about his family. I was extremely happy with the [...]

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Gopher Records is a great team to work with for all my NARA pension record needs! He communicates well through the process, provides a clean and readable scan of the documents. Fast and affordable! I'll be back!!

James Baker service records

Very complete record, was even more than I was expecting. From my initial request to when is received he records was only matter of days. Great experience and I will be repeat customer.