A Background Check provides information people need to make intelligent, informed decisions about the individuals they allow into their lives. For example, a criminal background check can reveal pertinent information about the adults in children's lives. An online background check includes information found in a public record search, including any relevant county records with the convenience of the internet. The process of going to the courthouse to perform a criminal background check, to look at county records as part of a public record search has changed with the rising prevalence and importance of the internet. Now the online background check has replaced the physical act of conducting a manual background check.