About Charles Jones

Charles Jones has advanced the art and science of searching, and earned a distinctive reputation for accuracy and dependability. It is our signature service.

From the early days of searching public records by hand to our present web-based search system, Sign On, our experienced staff and leading-edge technology continue to provide the reliable information you need.

The company got its start in 1911, when Charles Jones, a Newark attorney, manually searched and indexed public records filed in New Jersey. The firm continued this practice until 1969, when Charles’ son Donald Jones, went against the advice of other experts and installed the company’s first computer system. It proved fruitful for both the company and its customers, as he was able to speed the process of searching, and lead the firm into the technology age. A pioneer and visionary, Donald Jones led the company along this new frontier by expanding his investment and spearheading the development of a complete electronic database. By 1972, the firm accomplished its first fully computerized search, positioning Charles Jones to continue as a leader in the information industry. In the late 1970's, Donald continued this forward thinking and made Charles Jones one of the first companies in our industry to provide online access and information services.

In 2007, the company became part of a joint venture that included DataTrace Information Services- the premiere innovator and leading provider of data and automation to the title industry. During that time, the business name of Charles Jones took a hiatus when the joint venture took the name of Signature Information Solutions LLC. In 2017, DataTrace assumed full ownership of the firm, and returned the company to its roots with the renaming back to Charles Jones. While our corporate name has evolved, the core values of Charles Jones and the heritage of excellence has remained.

Today, the company continues 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.

Charles Jones was founded upon a commitment to provide prompt, personalized service and certified 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 Charles Jones, dedication to the art and science of searching to produce the most accurate results is our signature service - today and into the future.

Charles Jones LLC is not a consumer reporting agency as such term is defined in the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act, 15 USC 1681 et seq. ("FCRA"). Charles Jones reports do not constitute consumer reports as such term is defined in the FCRA, and accordingly these reports may not be used to determine eligibility for credit, employment, tenant screening or for any other purpose provided for in the FCRA.