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December 25, 2020. Version 3.2.4. File Open dialog: The "Find..." button opens the file without intermediate showing the file name. The installer was improved.

March 3, 2019. Version 3.2.3. The Help is updated with a topic for Notes Editor. Some correction in Encrypt/Decrypt dialog. Quick search in Persons and Families lists was improved (Russian letters е and ё are now identical). Records structure Reference is now NON-modal.

July 27, 2018. Version 3.2.2. Some corrections in graphics. Some corrections/additions in Encrypt/Decrypt dialog. Creating a wife with wrong tag "Child in family" (instead of "Spouse in family) in family creation dialog was corrected (only if button "Wife" is used).

December 3, 2016. Version 3.2.1. Some corrections/additions in Create Web-application files dialog.

November 26, 2016. Version 3.2.0. Create Web-application files dialog was completely rewritten (in full version). In the Record Editor: to change/remove gender of a person is more convenient now with radiobuttons "?", "M" and "F". Also the editor now can not be accidentally closed without saving changes - the program will alert to that. Corrected: it is allowed now to change/remove gender of a spouse in a family if the spouse is only one in the family. Added: when a dialog window is opened the most used text field gets the input focus. The Quick Search was improved in Persons List - now it searches by beginning of both the surname and the given name. For example, if "knor jul" is entered "Knorring, Juliana Margaretha" will be found. Similarly the Quick Search was improved in Family List: "dou knor" will find "R.W.Douglas + J.M.Knorring" family.

January 19, 2016. Version 3.1.2. Added ability to copy shared records in the List of shared records, added "Insert" button. In Info Frame tab name Tree changed to Tags. Corrected some bugs of records editing.

October, 8 2015. Version 3.1.1. Improved families sorting (by initials, not only by last names). In the Web Relatives Viewer added creating of PDF-files.

September 16, 2015. Version 3.1.0. On zoom mouse wheel direction changed to standard (down = zoom up, up = zoom down). Interactive Adobe Flash™ Relatives Viewer replaced to newer HTML5 technology. This allows to view web-pages with family trees on Apple computers and Android tablets which do not have Adobe Flash Player.

April 29, 2014. Version 3.0.3. In Record Editor button "Media Directories" now allows to create/edit ALL media directories in the tree header rather then only one in the previous version.

April 28, 2014. Version 3.0.2. Records structure Reference has been added to menu "Tools". It shows how the records in the program are organized, which elements they may have, what they mean and what values they may have. At its core this is the reference of GEDCOM format that is de-facto the world standard for storing genealogical information.

April 20, 2014. After a long period of the program update Version 3.0.1 has been released. The program was completely rewritten in C# resulting in decreasing the size of the installation file to less than 1 Mb instead of 9.5 Mb before. New functions have been added:
    Publishing of trees in interactive Adobe Flash™, that creates web pages showing family trees with ability to change scale, displaying lists of persons and families, "magnifying glass", etc. - quite the same as you do it in the program itself. The published trees can be encrypted to limit access. See example here.
    Multi-level (up to 32) Undo and Redo on editing.
    Multi-level (up to 64) Back and Forward of tree's views.
    Quick search in the tree without a dialog, right from the program's main window.
    Convenient zoom in and out with the mouse wheel and dragging of the whole tree with the mouse, so the program has no scrolling bars anymore.
    Simple and fast installation.
    The policy of providing free/demo versions has been changed: instead of time-limited fully functional demo version the users get time-unlimited LIGHT version with limited functionality (the LIGHT version lacks some exports: Scalable Vector Graphics, HTML Image and Publish with Adobe Flash™; also it doesn't have User Defined Tags Editor).

September 12, 2009. A bug has been fixed in version 2.1: it didn't allow the Viewer placed on a CD to find media files if they were saved in subfolders and if the Viewer was started via autorun.inf. Thanks to David Lal who found this bug.

June 7, 2009. Version 2.1 has been released. New in the version: Media Master, that helps to collect family tree data and all related files into a directory or a ZIP file for transferring them to another computer. Some bugs have been fixed.

May 19, 2009. A bug has been found in version 2.0: on export to Graphics in HTML (menu "File" - Export to Graphics in HTML") an exception arises and the images are not created. The bug is fixed in version 2.1 which will be published pretty soon.

April 30, 2009. The next scheduled "major" version 2.0 of the "Relatives" has been released. The main novelty of the release is the special Pedigree window. The pedigree of a person can be viewed in different scales (also with using the Magnifier) and with different numbers of generations of ancestors and descendants. It can be also saved in a separate file. Some minor bugs and inaccuracies have been fixed in this version as well.

April 7, 2009. Version "Open recent" has been added to "File" menu. It keeps up to 8 last opened/saved files. This feature is very convenient for work with frequently used files. Some bugs in export to GEDCOM format were fixed as well.

December 22, 2008. Tamura Jones announced his GeneAwards 2008. The Relatives program got Special Award: Most Innovative Product of 2008.

August 19, 2008. Version GEDCOM import/export ANSEL codepage has been corrected. The codepages have been put in proper order: standard GEDCOM codepages (ANSEL, UTF-8, UNICODE, ASCII) are in the beginning of the list now. As before the program allows to use non-standard (for GEDCOM) codepages (Western European (Windows), Cyrillic (Windows), etc.) as well.

August 6, 2008. Version 1.1 of the program has been released. The progress bar has been improved, some bugs fixed. The main difference from version 1.0 is an ability to export in Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG). This will allow users to create and publish scalable, interactive genealogic trees on the Internet pages. Files in SVG format can be imported to vector graphic programs (Adobe Illustrator, CorelDRAW) or sent to a printing shop for printing on wide-format plotters.

July 3, 2008: The first bug fixed - thanks to William Page who found it. The program didn't import GEDCOM files properly, if they had Byte Order Mark (BOM) in the beginning of the file. Some programs (Personal Ancestral File (PAF), for example) wrote these marks (2 or 3 bytes) when saving files in UTF-8 or UNICODE encoding. Actually it is not needed and it's not clear why PAF does it at all, because the file header specifies the encoding (CHAR tag) anyway, but... nothing can be done... we have to live with this... Because Byte Order Marks are not a part of the text but only define the byte order they remain not visible in normal text editors, e.g. in Windows Notepad...

June 10, 2008: The first version 1.0 of the "Relatives" released.