So you didn’t know whether or not someone was a criminal or not because it was to difficult to check a person’s background criminal records.
This is to make sure you keep your home and family safe from felons, criminals and predators of all walks of life.
With the development of the Internet, these records that contain background information of people have slowly been made available online.
As time went on, the need for keeping a more organized structure of records was apparent.
It soon became a requirement for all births, deaths and marriages to be recorded with the local court house.
Likewise, marriages that occurred in churches too were not recorded.