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Pension Record of Civil War Union Soldier

Gopher Records was recommended to me by someone who has used it frequently. She helped me try to find the pension record in other places and when we both came up "dry," she suggested Gopher. The 86-page file was copied and sent to me in less than two weeks. Amazing service. I have already recommended Gopher to others I knew who also research military records. Thanks for a job well done.

John Milton Wood

Great experience. Would highly recommend Gopher for anyone seeking documents from the National Archives.

Excellent service

High quality color document images in half the time it takes from the National Archives. And at a lower price.

Pension files

I highly recommend the services of Gopher Records! The service is quick, the document is very clear and it is always a joy to be able to have such a goldmine of genealogical information received so fast! One of the documents I received was well worth the cost: it contained a transcription of the family bible that listed the 13 siblings of the soldier (the oldest being born in 1814). If I had been at NARA, I would have been expelled from the reading room. I could scream all I want in the comfort of my home when I opened [...]

Excellent Service!

Ordered the Soldier’s Bundle and was quite pleased. Received the files in 5 days and there was so much more than I expected. Customer service was excellent and I was well informed about the process. Can’t recommend them enough. I’ll use Gopher for all my genealogy searches without any hesitation.

Exceptional service

This is the first time I had used Gopher Records which had been recommended by one of my facebook groups. The service was very prompt, and I received very clear scans of the 137 page widow's pension file I had requested.

Fantastic value and service!

I have now used Gopher a half-dozen times to retrieve pension files from NARA and they continue to amaze and delight me in both the speed they deliver the files and the low prices they charge for their work. I recommend them completely.

Fantastic Service

I have submitted two orders to Bob myself, and I submitted one while working with a friend on her genealogy. Bob's prices cannot be beat, and the images I received were good quality and were delivered within a few weeks of my submitting the order. One of my orders was one of the few War of 1812 pension files that have not been digitized for free viewing on Fold3. When I submitted the order, the file had been removed from the stacks at the NARA because it was set to be digitized, and it was not available for researchers. [...]

Soldier bundle

Once again Gopher Records came through! Prompt and quality service from start to finish.

Stellar Service

I requested a pension file and the service was superb: easy ordering, fast turnaround, high-quality images, and seamless invoicing and delivery. The PDF was delivered with information on how the pages were scanned, e.g., how difficult-to-handle documents were imaged, and I think that attention to detail exemplifies Gopher Records commitment to high-quality customer service. I was thrilled with the whole experience. And, I found children's birthdates that are probably not available from any other source!