I hear you! The idea about a test tree is great. My only thing is that I do not want everything uploaded to Ancestry and have been told you can set it not to (for some things).
Heres's from the manual " Media items attached to source citations in FTM will be uploaded; Media items attached to sources in FTM will not be uploaded." page 244
I too only manually sync!
I'll have to say that I'm confused. I've been told I can keep what I want private and it won't upload and yet it appears not to be true.? What I'm saying is if I put my dad's death certificate into FTM I don't want to see it on ACOM.
Thanks for the reply