At Tracking Grannys Granny: The Genealogy Quest, Mensans (who qualify for membership by scoring in the 98th percentile or higher on an intelligence test) will attend sessions on photos, genetic genealogy and online research. They’ll also take a field trip to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Family History Library.
Registration is open to the public, so folks of humbler intellect are welcome, too. Me, Id probably be unable to shake the feeling Im back in sixth grade and just finished my long-division worksheet dead last. Maybe a Mensan, after completing his own family tree in record time, would help me defeat my brick walls.
On the other hand, I wonder which came first: the genius or the genealogy? All that ancestral research and reading and analysis is bound to prod your brain into forming new synapses and becoming sharper. Maybe even Mensa sharp.
If nothing else, perhaps sitting long enough in a roomful of certifiably smart people will make some of it rub off.