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Civil War Service Pension files

This is my third time requesting files, and I have to say, the service you provide is outstanding. Prompt clear communication and quick turnaround every time. Not to mention exceptional value. It costs less to have my records copied and delivered to my computer than a tank of gas to drive to D.C. and then have to research and wade through red tape. I have found out more about my ancestor than I thought possible from his pension file. The copies were clear and complete and to date, I'm probably close to 1,000 pages [...]

Fast, efficient service

This is the second time I've used Gopher Records, and they do excellent work very quickly. Their fees are very reasonable too. Highly recommended.

Order for service and pension records

I recently ordered the service and pension records for research I'm undertaking of a Civil War soldier, who along with son and grandson, owned and lived in the house that I grew up in. The records helped me answer some questions, including whether or not he fought at Antietam with his unit (NY 61st) ... spoiler alert ... he didn't. And his pension records went into detail about how and where he got sick, why he didn't fight in that battle and backed up some information that I previously found about his family. I was extremely happy with the [...]

Fast, complete and helpful!

Gopher Records is a great team to work with for all my NARA pension record needs! He communicates well through the process, provides a clean and readable scan of the documents. Fast and affordable! I'll be back!!

James Baker service records

Very complete record, was even more than I was expecting. From my initial request to when is received he records was only matter of days. Great experience and I will be repeat customer.

Civil War Records Found

I’ve searched for years to find answers to my ancestral riddles. Gopher found all the answers in a week, all I had to provide is a pension file number. The cost is far less than what I pay for subscriptions to well known genealogy sites. I highly recommend Gopher as a tool in the search for answers. Well done!

Great service

This is the second time I ordered a pension file from Gopher Records. The first absolutely no problems. This time for some reason I wasn't getting the link for my download. I emailed a couple of times to let them know I still hadn't received it. But I wasn't getting a response. So I was going to call but they called me first. They asked me to check my spam email & sure enough that's where it was!! I didn't even think to check that, duhh!! So everything was good. Great service & response. Just make sure to [...]

Civil War Pension

Way faster and way cheaper than ordering directly from NARA. Great service. Pension records are invaluable family history archives. I will be using the service again. Highly recommended.
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Finding Military Medical and Pension Records for My 2nd Great Grandfather

A friend suggested I try Gopher Records to find military medical, discharge and pension records for my 2nd Great Grandfather who was in the Civil War. Setting up the request on the website was fast and easy. I thought the cost was a bit steep ($76) for the Civil War Soldier Bundle (medical, discharge, pension), but if they could provide that information, it would be worth it. Unfortunately, they could not find any medical or discharge papers, but were able to find widow pension records. Gopher Records sent me a link to the [...]

Reliable, Professional Service

I ordered Civil War files. Before the files were retrieved from the Archive, I was contacted to clarify details because the name in the files was spelled differently than in the index I had. I was allowed to decide whether or not it was the same person before being charged. Once I gave the go-ahead, I was given an approximate delivery date. To my delight, the file was available earlier and included good copies of all the documents requested! The process of ordering, paying and downloading the PDF copy of the files was simple and worked smoothly with no [...]