Thanks for responding.
I am doing something that is obviously a simple error and don't want to replicate this for my 1700 entries.
I have now got my Gedcompare completed.
I have matched and rejected duplicates.
I can now ADD entries.
This is where I go wrong.
If I add an entry the details that appear in my profile tree do not show all detail from my Gedcom.
I’m sure I’m not meant to enter everything from Ancestry again as there would be no purpose in uploading the Gedcom. As this is years of work I need to get to grips with how to get as much data from the Gedcom to the tree as possible.
At present all I see is what another person entered if there is a match.
Theabald-587 is an example. There is virtually nothing showing, but if I go back to my Gedcompare report and press the + on left side the Ged opens and is full of detail.
I did manage to make entries for my children. An example is Pillow-180 but you may be restricted from seeing the entry. Anyway for him the details from the Ged seem to have come through.
Only reason for mentioning that is I think I added my children to the tree in a different way. I did not match them but added them as children.
So it seems that if there is a match the detail is not pulled through, but if no match it is pulled through?!