Seeking Advice -
Question regarding replacing Ancestry tree after review and update of RM tree.
I am a primary RM user. I use Ancestry mainly as a research resource. My first priority is to update my RM tree and edit and correct my records there.
I used my RM tree to upload to Ancestry and create a "private" tree there. In theory, the two trees should have been synchronized at that point.
My immediate goal is to complete a full review of my RM tree against available data in Ancestry.
I have been using RM WebHints for Ancestry to identify and add additional facts beyond what I already have in my RM tree. I edit the data in RM and then I use TreeShare to sync back to Ancestry. This is where I have run into issues. There are numerous "quirks", differences between the two data bases, and apparent bugs, that make this part of the process very difficult and time consuming. Most of these have been discussed in length in this forum. (I realize that improvements in the new tools will continue to be made as time goes on).
After several months of working with the new tools, I am wondering if there may be a better alternative (at least for now). I am considering changing to the following method.
I plan to basically follow the steps outlined above, except I will stop syncing back to Ancestry. (my Ancestry tree is private). After I have completed the review of my RM tree, I will then use it to create a new tree in Ancestry, and delete the old Ancestry tree. Once again, the two trees should then be synced, and the Ancestry tree would be updated all at one time. This seems like it would be easier and faster than trying to sync the two trees as you go. I plan to then share the new Ancestry tree with family.
Once the new Ancestry tree has been created, then I would use WebHints and TreeShare to keep the two data bases synced going forward.
One question I have is, what happens to the Ancestry WebHints already resolved if I create a new tree in Ancestry? Will the syncing of the two trees prevent the triggering of new hints?
I would appreciate any thoughts, pros-cons, anyone may have on this idea before I switch.