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I volunteer with a non-profit organization researching African American soldiers who served in the U.S. Colored Troops during the Civil War. One of the other volunteers mentioned Gopher Records as a faster and cheaper alternative to NARA for obtaining digital pension record files. She was certainly right on the money; the service far exceeded my expectations. The on-line registration is very user-friendly. The site allows you to upload documents that may assist in the retrieval of information you're seeking. In my case, I uploaded a pension card and the entire pension file was delivered [...]

Wonderful service

I have no complaints whatsoever. Fast turnaround time and perfect experience. I highly recommend.

Land Records

I submitted several requests for land records. Bob was very helpful in explaining a few items that I had requested. I received the requested items in a very timely fashion -- actually faster than I anticipated. The payment process was easy as was downloading the images of the records. If I need to obtain additional records, I will certainly use Gopher Records again. Thanks for the great service.

Civil War Pension files

I recently ordered two Civil War Pension files from Gopher Records, and received the pdf files within five days of placing the order. The order process seamless, and response time was great. I am very pleased with this initial interaction with Gopher Records, their response time and professionalism!

Civil War Pension Record and CMSR

Service was quick and accurate. I appreciate the work and fast turn around.

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.