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

What is ORA?
ORA is an add-on for Firefox that extracts record details from Ancestry, FamilySearch, and other genealogical sites. It provides a summary of important details and supports copying them to genealogy databases, saving time and reducing errors.
Users: 87
Rating: 5.00 (21)
Version: 1.82 (Last updated: 2024-04-17)
Creation date: 2020-05-28
Weekly download count: NaN
Firefox on Android: No
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
  • clipboardRead
  • clipboardWrite
  • nativeMessaging
  • storage
  • unlimitedStorage
Size: 646.20K
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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.

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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Risk impact

ORA is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive 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 likelihood

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

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