I don't have any shared facts or witnesses, nor am I going to upload any media. I am the only person in the tree who is still living.
I suspect my approach is similar to the one Jane mentioned in Exporting to Ancestry (14582) (this post):
Personally I only ever upload a skeleton file containing key deceased people and strip the facts to just BMD data.
From looking at Help, and Plugins and their help, I think I can achieve this by:
1. Export a GEDCOM of the whole file
2. Run Split Tree Helper on this to (a) restrict records to my Ancestors only; (b) exclude all facts except Birth, Baptism, Marriage, Death and Burial.
3. Use Export Gedcom File plugin to ensure compliance with Ancestry's requirements.
However, there are some things that I'm not sure about:
(a) Most of my Addresses are included as part of the Place record. Since this is going to be a skeleton tree, is there a way to exclude the address bits, so that, say, 123 High Street, Burmantofts, Leeds, WRY becomes just Leeds, WRY? Or do I need to work on sorting out my Places/Addresses first?
(b) When inputting an address manually at Ancestry it would expect me to use Leeds, Yorkshire, England, so what would happen if I use Leeds, WRY?
I see that I can include or exclude Notes with the Split Tree Helper, but is there an automatic way to include Local Notes and exclude Fact Notes (or vice versa)? I haven't quite decided on the best approach with these, and if I am going to include any, I suspect I might need to review them one by one.
Since this is just an outline, my inclination is to exclude Sources altogether, but somewhere in the tree to tell people that I do have details which I am willing to share. As a note in the general description of the tree may be overlooked, I'm thinking of something like a Whole Record Source for each person - eg Personal Research, with the "Citation" being an invitation to get in touch for more details. Is there a way to add this automatically to everyone in the file once all the other sources have been stripped out?
Thanks for any help on this.