Thanks Eowyn. I confess it's been such a struggle to even get the Gedcom from Ancestry, and the instructions for splitting up the file are beyond me (and I'm pretty computer literate!). It's disappointing after spending 2 days going through the compare report, line by line and marking so many for exclusion, only to find it's been a waste of time!
Then I started manually entering, and came unglued pre-1700 only to find more hoops to jump through (some of which are also beyond me to fathom!) in order to consolidate my own ancestry with what's already in the Wiki Tree.
I certainly understand the need for tight control, but wonder if it's gotten the better of me, how's it affected others?
Disappointed newbie :(