Signature Information is the result of the joint venture between Charles Jones LLC and Data Trace NJ/PA Operations. The company was formed in 2007 with a mission to serve the title and legal markets with exemplary and cost-effective solutions. This entity is the home of the Charles Jones and Data Trace NJ/PA products and services.
Taking the very best of both Charles Jones and Data Trace NJ/PA, we continue to create dependable solutions, adding value to public record data so that our customers can make the best decisions with confidence and ease. We also foster a corporate culture that encourages employees to innovate and implement ways to improve our customer focus and performance.
At Signature we understand our customers' need for fast service and accurate results, and we developed a web-based search system that offers access to a growing range of information services in a convenient, point-and-click environment. Customers can enter search requests throughout the day and obtain almost immediate results.
Some of our accolades include:
- Elite provider- ALTA 2015 – and 2016
- A 2016 Best Place to Work in NJ
And very kind comments from some of our clients. These we treasure the most.
The company was founded upon a commitment to provide prompt, personalized service and accuracy. This promise continues at the forefront of our work today. With a staff of experts in customer service, data collection, searching, systems development, data analysis and quality control - we continue to improve and refine our services to provide you with the best possible value.
At Signature, we are dedicated to the art and science of searching - today and into the future.
Joint Venture Partners
In July of 2007, Charles Jones LLC and the New Jersey and Pennsylvania operations of Data Trace Information Services LLC formed a joint venture that combined resources and know-how to bring promptness, precision and expediency to a new level for its customers. The joint venture is known as Signature Information Solutions LLC and it is the home of Charles Jones and Data Trace NJ/PA products and services.
Mr. Charles Jones, a Newark, NJ, attorney, started the company in 1911 by manually searching and indexing public records filed in New Jersey. The firm continued this practice until 1969, when his son, Donald Jones, went against the advice of other experts and installed the company's first computer system. With this, he was able to speed the process of searching and lead the firm into the technology age.
As a pioneer and visionary in this field, Donald Jones then led the company along this new frontier by expanding his investment and spearheading the development of a complete electronic database. By 1972, the first fully computerized search was made, positioning the company to continue as a leader in the information industry. In the late 1970's, he continued this forward thinking and made Charles Jones one of the first companies in our industry to provide online access and information services. In the late 1990's Charles Jones developed an internet-accessible search and delivery system -launching it into the internet age.
In 2004, the Jones family sold the company to ChoicePoint, at the time, the leading provider of decision-making technology and information. ChoicePoint was later acquired by Reed Elsevier, the parent company of LexisNexis (now LexisNexis Risk Solutions).
Data Trace NJ/PA
Data Trace purchased Current Status, Inc, which was formerly Techniscan -the first New Jersey company to provide municipal tax and assessment searches to the title industry. Under the name Current Status the company quickly expanded its coverage provided tax and assessment searches throughout the state of New Jersey. In the early 1990's the tax search business was expanded into eastern Pennsylvania.
As of 1991, Current Status opened a flood search division, providing flood hazard certifications and dwelling searches. In 1993, Current Status successfully developed and deployed the first internet accessible order entry system for tax and flood orders, allowing users to order their searches right from the desktop. Beginning in the late 1990's the company opened a corporate search division in Trenton, New Jersey.
In 2002, Current Status was acquired by Data Trace Information Services, which is a national title technology company specializing in building databases of real property data, primarily for title plants.