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Great fast service!!

I've ordered 2 sets of Civil War Pension records and both times the requested information was provided in a timely, professional manner and at a reasonable price. Gopher Records will be my go-to from now on!

Great company

I ordered the service record of my 3rd great grandfather and I was very pleased with the results. I was pleasantly surprised when I received the service record only a few days after ordering them! I will definitely be ordering more records in the future!

Adobe Walls broken

We had searched all avenues, I have mailed the Archives with a request form for the same information requested from Gopher. They informed me there was no information available. Not only did we get the information we had hoped for, but we got more!! Thanks so much.

Very Fast Service

I discovered an 1871 Census Record that had my ancestors Mother's name on it, listed was a man and a woman who I have always thought the woman was the sister of my Ancestor. I ordered her husbands Pension Record from the Civil War. In the records it says that her family's name is Ford, which is a possible confirmation that she is the sister of my ancestor even though it does not say that they are sisters. As my Ancestor her possible sister left Mississippi in 1883 and the Pension record was from 1891. My Ancestor also had a daughter by [...]
  • One of the documents with vital information about America and her family surname and who owned her when she was a Slave

Great, Fast Service !!

I used Gopher Records to find the military record of my Great Great Grandfather who was in the 193rd Pa Infantry in the Civil War in 1864. I needed this record to join the SUVCW (Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War). It was speedy delivery to my website a little over a week later when my SUVCW contact said it usually takes some months when going through the government directly. I told my SUVCW contact about Gopher Records and he was very impressed and will recommend them to others.

Excellent service

Easy to order. Quick delivery of records. Excellent service. Will use again.

Gopher Records = Brick Wall Breaker!!

I've been wanting to take a trip to NARA for so long, to access the hidden pension files of the Civil War soldiers. Then, someone told me about Gopher Records, and I thought I might as well give them a try. Voila!! They found a 108-page pension file that broke down a brick wall and solved a huge mystery, providing the name of the soldier's wife, names and birth dates of two children, the day he died, and where he lived after the war. The depositions included gave verbatim quotes from neighbors and family members... What a goldmine of [...]

Lewis B. Moore Bounty Land Application

I ordered the Bounty Land Application File for Mexican War soldier Lewis B. Moore and received the files a mere eight days later! The scans are great quality and very easy to read, and the documents led me to some previously unknown information! And, when asked about a source citation, Bob Velke was readily available to help me craft one! Definitely a great purchase and will be ordering more records again soon!

Prompt Service, Brilliant Images

In less than one week I received remarkably clear digital images of four Civil War pensions. One pension alone comprised 106 images and every page was perfect! One document within the 106-page pension provided the key to my research problem: a letter from the Chester County, Pennsylvania, Coroner stating the results of his inquiry, which documented the early death of pensioner's first wife. A file for this coroner's report was not included with exisiting Chester County Coroner's records, nor were deaths recorded in Chester County in 1873. This is the service we genealogists dream about!
  • Chester County Coroner Letter

Very Quick Service

Gopher Records gets records fast! High-quality images and an easy system to use.