You know you inhereted your blue eyes from your mother's side of the family, and that your athleticism comes from your dad's, but where does that desire to help others, or your love of animals come from? A family history gives you information about your ancestors, and thus your own DNA, that can highlight otherwise obscure aspects of your personality palette and validate those lovable quirks that no one can explain.
For example, in researching my own family history, I know that my ancestors were fearless about charting new territory and going off into the unknown, a trait I carry. My client Sondra Perry discovered a travel gene going back several hundred years which explains her love of discovering new places.
In "The Waste Land," T.S. Eliot said We shall not cease from exploration. I invite you to learn about yourself through exploring your family history.