Online Repository Assistant - Helps genealogical researchers use Ancestry, FamilySearch, and other online repositories.

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What is ORA?

ORA is a Firefox add-on by John Cardinal. This add-on has 88 daily active users and a perfect 5.0 rating. The latest version, 1.65, was updated 16 days ago.

Stats date:
Users: 88 ▼ -2
Rating: 5.00 (21)
Version: 1.65 (Last updated: 2023-03-13)
Creation date: 2020-05-28
Weekly download count: NaN
Firefox on Android: No
Manifest version: 2
  • clipboardRead
  • clipboardWrite
  • nativeMessaging
  • storage
  • unlimitedStorage
Size: 626.30K
Email: Click to see
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood
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ORA extracts record details from pages on Ancestry.com, FamilySearch.org, and other sites used by genealogists. It provides a summary of important details in a panel on the repository page, and supports multiple methods for copying those details to your genealogy database program or other programs you use while doing research. These features will save you time and effort, and will reduce errors introduced by manually extracting source and citation details. ORA lets you assign a status icon to repository records so you know which records you have reviewed and which you have not. No data is shared with the publisher of ORA or with any third-party. The record status data and other data extracted by ORA are stored only on your PC.

ORA is a subscription product. See: Family History Hosting Software Sales for pricing and other purchase information.

ORA requires a separately-installed Windows program. After you purchase a license, you will receive download instructions for the Windows program.

ORA is published by Family History Hosting, LLC, whose founder, John Cardinal, is a well-known genealogy software author who has written several popular genealogy programs.
Risk impact

ORA requires a number of risky permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install ORA if you trust the publisher.

Risk impact measures the level of extra permissions an extension has access to. A low risk impact extension cannot do much harms, whereas a high risk impact extension can do a lot of damage like stealing your password, bypass your security settings, and access your personal data. High risk impact extensions are not necessarily malicious. However, if they do turn malicious, they can be very harmful.

Risk likelihood

ORA is probably trust-worthy. Prefer other publishers if available. Exercise caution when installing this add-on.

Risk likelihood measures the probability that a Firefox add-on may turn malicious. This is determined by the publisher and the Firefox add-on reputation on Firefox Browser Add-ons, the amount of time the Firefox add-on has been around, and other signals about the Firefox add-on. Our algorithms are not perfect, and are subject to change as we discover new ways to detect malicious extensions. We recommend that you always exercise caution when installing a Firefox add-on, especially ones with higher risk impact and/or higher risk likelihood.

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User reviews

by T Cunningham, 2022-02-12

This has been the best tool I have found to help with my genealogical research.
by Chuck, 2022-02-01
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