Sometime in the last two weeks a WikiTreer said that she used ORA (Online Repository Assistant)

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I cannot now find the question with her response but would like to see how she uses it and if she has any further insight into this programme.

ORA was written by John Cardinal who is a fanatic TMG (The Master Genealogist) user. And that genealogy programme was probably the best ever.
in The Tree House by Jean Price G2G6 Mach 4 (47.8k points)

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I think this is the item:

Hi Pip from a rather breezy North Wales.   Look down page.

Written by :Hilary (Buckle) Gadsby

by Philip Smith G2G6 Pilot (311k points)
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I mentioned it recently, and Hilary Gadsby gave a demo of ORA during one of the Wikitree live cast sessions some weeks ago.

I love it. It saves heaps of time and if you do a lot of genealogy, the annual subscription fee is worth it for the time it saves. Even more importantly, it prevents transcription errors. I only set up a small number of regularly used templates initially, and I do the new ones on the fly as they are required. Once you get a feel for the format of the citation, the additional templates are created very quickly. It is possible to set up ORA for copying citations into a range of personal genealogy programs. I use Legacy. Rather than set up one set of templates for Wikitree and then duplicate them for Legacy, I have a basic template in Legacy which just contains the name of the record set. Then I paste the citation into the free text area. That way I use the same template for both Wikitree and Legacy.
by Living Ford G2G6 Pilot (148k points)
Thanks for your feedback on this. There are also videos online where you can see how it can be used other than for WikiTree. Like you I felt it was worth the price.
I went to the video and learned not about ORA, but about the Automatic Gedcom Cleanup app for Chrome. THAT is sweet. Just tried it out. I may finally get through that old set of early gedcom-uploaded profiles from 2012 (that I've been slowly modifying manually).

Thanks for the AGC !

Now, back to the video to see if there's something about ORA...
Rob Pavey's AGC is brilliant. It makes quick work of gedcom junk.
To get two presentations in one was marvellous. AGC looks wonderful

Thank you to all who replied
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There are 2 presentations by the developer and another by one of the users on look under RUG Meeting presentations.
by Hilary Gadsby G2G6 Pilot (254k points)

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