Janice Jeschke Beall, Recorder of Deeds
 

 Recorder of Deeds 1996 – Present

 

Janice Jeschke Beall imagePrior Experience

Jan was a self-employed title examiner in Beaver County for over 24 years before running for the office of the Recorder of Deeds. In 1995 she took the position as the Supervising Deputy in the Recorder of Deeds Office. With her knowledge and hands-on experience, Jan is better able to meet the needs of the public.

Associations

  • Assistant Secretary and member of the Finance Committee of the Beaver County Democratic Party
  • Currently Jan serves as the Treasurer of the Beaver County Federation of Democratic Women
  • Board member of Big Brothers/Big Sisters for 21 years and also as their president for 3 years
  • Member of the Pennsylvania Recorder of Deeds Association and also as their past president
  • Member of the Recorder of Deeds Legislative and Laws committee
  • Pennsylvania Property Records Education Partners Chairman
  • Liaison and Member to the Pennsylvania Land Titles Association
  • Courthouse Coordinator for 3 years of the National Denim Days Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation

Membership

  • International Association of Clerks, Recorders, Election Officials, and Treasurers
  • Beaver County Historical Landmark and Research Foundation

Awards

  • Girl Scout Distinction Award
  • Athena Award Nominee
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters Distinguished Service Award

Notable Accomplishments

Since her election in 1996, Jan has modernized the Recorder of Deeds Office using 21'' Century technology. The Recorder of Deeds was the first row office in Beaver County to install a state-of-the-art computer system, which scans, digitizes and receipts documents. Beaver County land records were the first to be made available on the internet. This free service provides convenient access for everyone.

Jan has worked to index and scan records prior to the implementation of our computer system in 1998. Currently this project has successfully back scanned and indexed Deeds, Mortgages and Miscellaneous records from 1957 to date on the internet.

Also, a separate computer program is in place which converted handwritten Deed volumes from 1800 to 1956 and Mortgage Volumes from 1800 to 197 4 which will be helpful to researchers looking for more readable records and clearer copies. This project has been expanded to include Charter Books, Letters of Attorney & Article Books.

In October, 2014 the Recorder's office began recording documents electronically. Jan continues to restore and preserve old handwritten Deed Books from the 1800's for future generations.

Email Jan at: jbeall@beavercountypa.gov