This research presents an investigation into a new population inheritance approach using a concept taken from the recessive trait idea for evolutionary optimization. Evolutionary human inheritance recessive trait idea is used to enhance the effectiveness of the traditional genetic algorithms. The capability of the modified approach is explored by two examples
a mathematical function of two variables, and
an active vibration control of a flexible beam system. Finally, a comparative performance for convergence is presented and discussed to demonstrate the merits of the modified genetic algorithms approach over the traditional ones.