AncestryDNA® Traits Learning Hub

AncestryDNA® Traits Learning Hub

AncestryDNA® Traits
Learning Hub

Whether they're physical traits you can see or hidden traits you can’t, your DNA holds even more information than you imagined.

Playing an Instrument

Do you play the piano, sing in a choir, or get together with friends or family for a jam session? Evidence suggests that the ability to play an instrument has a genetic connection.

Learn more about Playing an Instrument

Featured AncestryDNA® Traits Articles

Picky Eater

Being a picky eater as an adult isn't uncommon, but is it etched into your DNA blueprint? Picky eating has its roots in childhood, but the habits and preferences you developed as a kid don't have to endure into adulthood. Science may offer deeper insights into the genetics of your food preferences.
Learn more about Picky Eater


When you hear a song with a good beat, is it hard to resist getting up to dance? Does dancing come naturally to you? If you have a love for dancing, it may be more than just your personality—it could have to do with your “dance genes.”
Learn more about Dancing


When hunger strikes, do you notice yourself getting irritable? Defined as being irritable or bad-tempered due to hunger, feeling hangry is a common occurrence.
Learn more about Hangryness

Spicy Foods

Are you a big fan of spicy foods? If you're quick to reach for a spicy dish over something milder—or your favourite condiment is hot sauce—it's possible your penchant for spiciness comes from inherited genetic traits.
Learn more about Spicy Foods

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AncestryDNA® Learning Hub

Learn how DNA can give you new details about your family history or even help you connect to your past in a deeper way.

Surname Meanings

Discover the meaning and history behind your last name. Your last name gives you a sense of identity and helps you discover who you are and where you come from.

Individual Records Search

Discover your family history through more than a billion birth, marriage, death, census, miltary records, and more.