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What Civil War Pension Records are on Fold3?

Neither Fold3 nor the National Archives site includes Confederate pensions.  Those pensions are held by the southern states that issued the pensions as described on our blog HERE.  Many of those are Confederate pensions are online as described on our blog HERE. A very small percentage of Union pension records are on  These are

What Civil War Service Records are on Fold3?

All surviving Confederate service records are on  Many (but not all) of the those records are also on the National Archives web site HERE. Fold3 also includes Union service records for regiments from Massachusetts, Vermont, all of the border states (Missouri, Kentucky, West Virginia, D.C., Maryland, Delaware), all of the southern states (i.e., Union

Can I purchase a gift certificate?

Yes.  While gift certificates can be purchased only by members, but they can be redeemed by anyone. To order a gift certificate, simply loginto your member account and then click on the Order a Gift Certificates button.

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Members can log in to see a list of all current and previous orders.  The status of each order is reflected in that list. This feature is not available to non-members.  If as a non-member, for instance, you need to cancel an order, you can notify us through our Contact Us page.

How do I become a member?

When accessing the Order Form, you will first be prompted to register, log in, or proceed without a membership (i.e., as a “guest”). Or you can go directly to the Registration page or login if you are already a member.

What is in the Civil War Soldier’s Bundle?

The bundle includes a Union Civil War soldier`s Service Record, Pension File, and Carded Medical Records (if any) at a price that is somewhat less than ordering the three record types individually.  Service and medical records for a second or subsequent regiment cost extra.  The bundle also applies to soldiers of the Spanish-American War. The

Why do you not offer Confederate records?

Confederate service and pension files are not available at the National Archives. Confederate service records have been digitized and are available on  It is a subscription site but there are a variety of legal ways to access it for free as described on our blog HERE.  Some of the records are also available for

What does it mean to be a “Member”?

With a FREE membership to Gopher Records, you’ll receive a discount of at least 10% on every order.  You will also be able to purchase gift certificates, track the status of your orders, and (optionally) be notified of drawings, sales, and other relevant news.  We do not sell or share your registration information with any

How can I hire a professional genealogist?

Our search utilizes the major online indexes and some other exclusive resources but it is far from comprehensive.  If we are unable to find the records that you want, we recommend that you hire a professional genealogist for the most complete search possible. You may want to choose a genealogist who specializes in the geographic