Gopher Records is a brilliant service. Their team works very quickly and is very good value for money! They can also provide tips, analysis, or suggestions, which is especially welcome for those who are newer to or less experienced in research. Overall, I would highly recommend Gopher to Civil War researchers.
I always wanted to order civil war pension files to complete research on some of my projects. Going to DC was not an option, the timeframe that the official site offered was months, and other options were just beyond reason. In one of my research groups, kept hearing people talk about how they were getting their records in a very short wait time and a very reasonable cost. I was asking was it legit and not a scam. Were they getting all the info and not just a small portion. Decided to try them out on one person. [...]
I recently ordered three Civil War pension files from Gopherrecords and was very pleased with the experience. For the first file, they informed me that a website had already digitized it and sent me a link to the file for no charge. For the next two files they retrieved, uploaded, and shared the record with me several weeks before the estimated delivery date. Two out of these three files helped me solve major brick walls in my family tree. The entire process from ordering to payment to reception was smooth and easy. Highly recommend using this service over ordering directly [...]
Tyr pension record only took a week for me to get. The quality and readability of the records was excellent. This service was excellent and professional. I would definitely recommend Gopher.
I just wanted to say that Gopher Records did a fantastic job getting the records for my second great grandfather's Civil War invalid pension, and blasted thru a brick wall that I had no idea how to deal with. Bob V made this also easy and stayed in touch the whole way. He even removed charges for files I requested when he said his basic research showed there weren't any of that type. He had over 100 pages of records turned around in less than two weeks and helped me understand the process. I will [...]
I sought background information for my third great grandfathers time as a Civil Warrior. Sadly, he was captured in Spotsylvania and sent to Andersonville where he died and is now buried. Bob did a great job seeking out my grandfather’s record. Thank you!
I was very please with the work of this group. They were quick and kept me informed about the progress and problems with my request. The file was more complete than the one I received years ago.
I had heard about Gophers Records. My gr. grandfather was in the civil war and had just a little information. I contacted Gophers Records with what little information I had and they were very helpful and fast. My thanks to Bob Velke for all the help he gave me. He sent me records on 5 of the soldiers with the same name as my gr grandfather. I looked them over and I am pretty sure I have narrowed it down to one of them. I would never of found these records, and the price was so much cheaper. I would [...]
I've placed about five orders now, and I continue to be impressed by the affordability, quickness, and customer service of Gopher. On my most recent order, it turned out there were two soldiers with the exact same name I was looking for. Bob contacted me, helped me sort out the two men, and delivered the correct records. If you can't make it to NARA yourself, Gopher is the way to go!
I have always great service from Goherrecords. I have used them several times. It's been fast & easy to download the files. Highly recommend to use them.