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Record Retrieval

There should be no hesitation in using Gopher for your record needs- great communication, honest, and thorough.

Five star plus

The ordering process was terrific from start to finish, with great communication. The website instructions are brief and clear, so it couldn't be easier to upload soldier information and retrieve the files. The service and pension files arrived very quickly, and the images were excellent. All this for a very reasonable and affordable cost! Very glad to have found Gopher Records.

Rarely write reviews....exception is because of stellar service levels and Bob's passion for excellence

Pursuing a life passion is only enhanced when you encounter "the best" in individuals serving the community. From start to finish I experienced a level of personalized care and professional attention to detail in Gopher Records. Bob has found his niche and makes what can be complicated, ...straight forward and simple. Communications, speed, technology, privacy and security all have been thought out and practiced likely over and over. The only way I know to sincerely thank is to Pay it Forward, pass to others the link to Gopher Records and share my [...]

Civil War Pension Record

I appreciate the great service in obtaining a Civil War pension for me. I needed to be sure I had the complete file and appreciate the efforts of Gopher Research in that!

Exceptional service

Fast and thorough. I received over 50pages of pension files documenting a dozen interviews of neighbors of my ggg grandparents who were attempting to receive their sons pensions. It is an amazing account of life in cincinnati in the 1880s. All of this within a week! Exceptional and I will be back for more records

Amazing quick service!

Extremely fast turn around, better quality and much cheaper than ordering from the archives directly! I'm so glad I saw gopher records recommended on a genealogy group.

Best service out there!

As a genealogist, I often have to outsource my research to someone else for various reasons. I don't travel to DC, so I've long been looking for a reliable service to obtain the records I need from that jurisdiction. Gopher Records did not disappoint! Before I even ordered, they answered my questions quickly and completely. They made the ordering process extremely easy and everything that I could expect was laid out clearly beforehand. Once ordered, the records came back extremely fast and payment was made a sinch. The records themselves were complete, clear, and aesthetic - unlike other services [...]

Highly recommended researcher!

I can't say enough good things about Bob and Gopher Records. All three of my orders were completed as promptly as possible (given NARA access restrictions) and the digital files he provided were of the highest-possible quality. What I really appreciate is that Bob will not give up if your file is not easily located. One of the pension files I requested was not available in the Washington, DC archives, so he was referred to St. Louis. After that facility also replied that the file was not there, he filed a FOIA request on my behalf with the Veterans [...]

Civil War ancestor

Gopher Records did a fabulous job of finding all the available records for a great great grandfather who was a Union soldier. We learned about parts of his military record that were completely unknown to us before. One of the best advantages was we were not charged for records that couldn’t be found/weren’t there. Fast service. I highly recommend them!

Civil War Records

I was able to get the mother's pension record for my civil war ancestor thus learning the previously unknown name of her husband and the father of my ancestor. Bob was quick to provide these records and easy to work with. I will use again if the need arises.