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Happy Return Customer

I ordered two Civil War Soldier bundles from Gopher and was extremely happy with the results! The pricing is very affordable if you can't make the trip to NARA yourself. Additionally, the turn around time for both orders was fast; in fact, they arrived well before the estimated delivery date (which was only one month). Finally, the image quality was absolutely fantastic--clean, crisp, and easy to read. Overall, I found Gopher to be an affordable, quick, and easy way to get high quality digital copies of the records I needed. It is my go-to service for NARA records, and [...]

Great service- complete and quick.

I obtained a another CW pension file from Gopher-- just like the first pension file -- the service was complete, quick and reasonably priced.

Awesome Service - Highly Recommended

Very pleased with the level of service. They quickly responded to questions about my unique request and how to enter the order. I was advised of the progress and they reached out to for clarification to locate the records. I received the records faster than I anticipated. Excellent price for the level of service provided. I would highly recommend their services.

Fast service

The speed -- and price -- that Gopher provides records continues to impress me. I recently requested carded medical and service records for a Civil War soldier who I'm researching. I had his service records on order through NARA for four months and was still waiting. Gopher got them to me in four days and helped me cancel my NARA order. Gopher will always be my first stop for future records requests.

Pension Records

Excellent, Excellent Service. Extremely fast and reliable for finding and providing the records I requested. I highly recommend using Gopher for retrieving any record, if available, for you from the National Archives.

Service Records retrieval

Excellent service!! Found me what I was looking for in record time! More affordable than NARA.

Military/Pension Nickle, Anderson

All OK. Appreciate the thoroughness and honesty. Throw in the sense of urgency and the delivered as promised and you have a service that's hard to beat. I will definitely use again and highly recommend. Thanks.

Civil War Records

I'd ordered a complete set of my 3rd great-grandfathers Civil War Records; within a very short period of time I received a comprehensive set of records that helped to answer several questions I had been seeking for ancestral research. Gopher records is an invaluable source if you're your doing a deep dive into Civil War research. Well Done!

Fast, Inexpensive, Kind, and just Fantastic!

After trying to get a document we needed from the National Archives in DC for almost two years, Gopher came to our rescue and we had a certified copy of it in our hands in four days. Although a bit out of their usual area (soldiers), Bob answered my desperate message via Facebook Messenger looking for someone who could help us acquire a certified copy of a 1912 ship's manifest that originally brought our relatives to the USA. Back in 2020, we'd gone through the usual process of finding the document on and had submitted payment and forms [...]