Stringer to seek 5th term as register and recorder

LEWISTOWN – Barbara A. Stringer, Mifflin County Register, Recorder, Clerk of the Orphans’ Court, is seeking a fifth term to the office.

Stringer has worked in the office since 1990, as Third Deputy, First Deputy and the first woman elected to fill the office.

Stringer said she is dedicated and experienced and wants to continue to serve the people of Mifflin County.

Prior to her working at the courthouse, she worked at the American Viscose and the main office of Kishacoquillas Valley National Bank, Belleville.

Stringer said it it her heartfelt desire to serve the citizens of Mifflin County. Stringer said she has worked hard to preserve and protect the county’s Land Records entrusted to the Mifflin County office. Two $5,000 grants from the Pennsylvania Historical Museum and Commission allowed for the preservation of 5,280 historical estate files. The files date back to 1789 and are in deteriorating condition. The county Record Improvement Fund allowed for a scanning project of an additional 3,640 estates bringing the total to 8,920. Scanning of these historical records was completed by Infocon Corp. Inc., of Ebensburg and are available to the public.

Stringer said the preservation of Mifflin County’s Land Records is also a priority, the Recorder of Deeds have been back scanned to the year 1990. These records are available in the office or by remote access through Infocon.

Stringer said her office continues to work to make more Recorder of Deeds Records available to the public.

Stringer said presently Mifflin County’s oldest map book dating back to the early 1800s is being restored by Kofile Preservation.

Stringer said the maps are a vital part of Mifflin County History. Stringer implemented the upgrade of the High Tech Copybutton System, which now gives real time data and enables the county office to collect approximately $20,000 each year, with the monies going to the Mifflin County General Fund.

Stringer also serves as Brown Township Republican Committee Person, a member of Pennsylvania Register of Wills and Clerk of Orphans Court State Association, Second Vice President of the PA Recorder of Deeds State Association, a member of the Mifflin County Historical Society, Past President of the Mifflin County Republican Women of Action and has chaired the Mifflin County Republican Voter Registration Booth at the 4-H Fair for many years, past President of the Register of Wills and Clerk of the Orphans Court State Association.

Stringer is a lifelong resident of Mifflin County. She has been married to James W. Stringer II for 43 years and they have two sons, Eric and David, who are both captains in the U.S. Air Force. They also have six grandchildren.

Stringer and her husband attend the Grace Covenant Church, Lewistown.

Stringer also enjoys teaching toddlers at her church, attending Revive Classes and Zumba.