One of my favorite things to do in researching my family is to put flesh on their bones so to speak. I want to come to know them and try to understand a little bit about how and where they lived. I have found a site that helps to give life to your ancestors dates and places.
The Parish Churches of the beautiful Cotswold area provides one with an inside look to the various parishes throughout the area. The site provides greater than 8,ooo images of 833 parishes. These images include the exterior and interior of the parish including pictures of the beautiful stained glass windows. Adding pictures where an ancestor was christened, baptized, or married increases the reality of my ancestor's life. The parishes are included in the following counties: Gloucestershire, Bath and north-east Somerset, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, Warwickshire, and Worcestershire, with the largest portion of the pictures available for the Gloucestershire area. If you would like to view some of these parish pictures click Parish Churches of the Cotswolds Area. Have fun and enjoy the great photography!