As requested by field workers, SILKin now can handle adoption, clans, and other non-genealogical relationships. To make this as versatile as possible, we have added User Defined Properties (UDPs) that can represent an adoptive relationship, clan membership, or anything else the User can define. This feature will be used primarily for adoptions and clans, but could be used to record locations, skills, shared gardens or resources, dining arrangements, wealth, etc. Adoption-type relationships are drawn on Family Tree charts in a special color. Clan membership is not drawn on charts (but is visible on each person’s Detail Display).

Also, an “Open Recent” item has been added to the File menu.

A new section has been added to the Help system to fully explain how to use UDPs for adoptions and clans.