Okay, here is what I am seeing, learning. I upload and see how many mistakes, so then I went back to my ancestry tree. I changed all the dates to full months, which is NUTS for certain. I deleted no date names. So that means if Johny married Suzie, and she was "just" a wife and I didn't want to research her, for Wikitrees, I delete her. That's a weird concept. Also, you are right, using the name list on ancestry does show repeats, because if you delete a tree member, they and their clan are still hanging out in the back.... I leave them in for uploads, because if they have info, someone will use them. What I am seeing is that the sources are listed, ancestry just doesn't show them, but I was told from a guy on ancestry, that he finds everything on Family Find, so that if my source says the census, it will tell exactly which one. That I don't need to worry about using anything he contributed, because he got it from here.. So I have to work on family find more.
I would like to orphan some of these trees. I just uploaded the William Bailey Tree, a family of Judges and Ministers mostly from Mass, I deleted the ones from the 1600s.... including the Thomas, who was the first immigrant for that line. I usually start back and move forward, after having done every darn family connection. What I am looking for is all in the 1700's and early 1800s. I have most everything else. I have also gone back much further, when I was a newbie, and not checking sources. I have to see it. The index thing doesn't work for me.I like to look at the document, there are often errors in the indexes. I online for books and archives.gov, etc... Most of the individuals I have updated are from the 18th and 19th century, few 20th. I have all he modern stuff I need, it's colony time. So I am looking for how to orphan them.