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Fantastic service!

I can’t say enough good things about Bob and Gopher Records! Bob went above and beyond to help me locate several Civil War service and pension records for me. He was very responsive and even provided some valuable feedback in helping to narrow down the right record that I’d been searching for! I will definitely be using Gopher Records again in the future!

Excellent and Invaluable!

I love the level of customer service, attention to detail and diligence that Gopher Records provides ... It was easy to file the request, and I was kept apprised of progress. The records I received just blew my mind! Until I learned about Civil War pension records, I had no idea of the type of details they could provide. I also had NO idea how to manoeuvre my way around the archive system to order them. Enter Gopher Records !! The service they provide is superior and added a depth of insight to ancestors on my family tree [...]

I LOVE Gopher Records ❤️

I have been researching the Civil War and my own family tree for a LONG time. Gopher Records provided amazing customer service as well as ridiculously fast results. For a ridiculously reasonable rate. 😄 I appreciate Bob and his attentiveness and stellar communication so much. And now I have so much information to comb through and discover. Seriously worth it to have those pension files- tons and tons of random info. A relative of mine was wounded at Gettysburg and I found a detailed description from his doctor. I even found a copy of my 3rd great-grandparents’ marriage certificate. [...]

Nara Research

Best experience I have had for Nara research! - When I was researching Pension Applications - Gopherrecords answered questions promptly - gave measured honest advice - and provided results as quoted at a reasonable cost. I intend continue my research with this firm. MG. Australia

Civil war records

Very pleased with the records that researched. Almost 200 pages of new information my outlining my GGranddad, Lafayette Davison’s service during the Civil War while serving with the 52nd Indiana Infantry Regiment. Much new information was learned about our family, especially, from the pension application. Couldn’t be happier — about a 3 week wait from order to delivery at an unbelievably low price. Thanks, Bob.

Excellent service

I had previously laid out $$ to the National Archives twice--once right before the pandemic, and then again last month, hoping I could get information. After spending $60, I received a letter stating they couldn't help because my 2nd great-grandfather had a common name. I heard about Gopher, and gave it a try. Bob at Gopher responded so quickly, and went over my information, comparing it to the 3 soldiers who had the same name, and were in the same unit. We were able to pinpoint which person it was by process of elimination. Bob [...]

Fast, Friendly and Informative

This was my first Civil War ancestor who I had researched. Bob returned a wealth of information that not only answered questions as to specific service such as which military units my ancestor was assigned to, but I found out my ancestor was captured at the Battle of Wilderness and held as a prisoner of war at Andersonville. The pension file that Bob returned cleared up several mysteries regarding my ancestor and his first wife, and included testimony from several of my ancestors family members, thus confirming their place in my family tree. All in all, the service was [...]

Gopher Records is da bomb!

Several people in a Facebook genealogy group recommended Gopher Records for their ability to retrieve Civil War military service and pension records at a speed and price that was much better than that offered by NARA. I gave them a try and was not disappointed! Submitting my requests via their website was a breeze. I was also able to view the status of my requests on their website throughout the entire process. I received all the requested records in less than 2 weeks! Their customer service emailed a notification and the link to the [...]