The Time Travelers, as a special interest group of LLCGS, was organized in August 2014 at Walt Library in Lincoln, NE. The name, Time Travelers, was voted upon and won out of a slate of five.
The first year we wrote about ancestors who were still living. The second-year we wrote about ancestors no longer living. The third-year we wrote about our families. This year we are writing
our autobiographies. Next year the topic is to be "Who am I. Where did I come from?"
Our main project of each year is filling bags for needy children, ages 5-6, for Christmas. Each bag contains a special story written by a Time Traveler. This past Christmas, 2017, 36 bags went to two classes. One, 100% refugees, learning English and the second to a class of Special Education children. Next year there will be 40 bags. We also celebrate special holidays and birthdays.
The group is open to anyone who wants to "write." While we are a special interest group of LLCGS, you don't need to be a member to write about suggested topics that are tied to genealogy. There are no dues and we meet twice a month at "The Studio," in the lower level of the library at Union College campus, Fridays, 9:30-noon.
There are about 35 people who have shown interest in our group. Currently, we have 16 regulars and a number, who are still working, come whenever they can. Each meeting we read and critique (and have a snack about 10:45 a.m.) If you have been with us since day one, you would have written
about 85 stories (some have written many more,) linked to genealogy,
Come join us. Read your story. Be critiqued by a friend-a Time Traveler. And you don't have to write about the suggested topics. Choose your own topics.