I'm looking for a way to find my family who emigrated from Denmark to South Africa in the late 1800's

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My 2nd great grandfather Mr John Henry Ogilvie and his wife Wilhelmina (Carolina) Gustava  Lindenberg emigrated to South Africa in the late 1800's. John Henry died in 1903 and I managed to obtain his death notice from archives which showed he was born in Helsingor Denmark (we previously believed that he was born in Scotland) i have no idea if his parents (George Ogilvie and Amelia Ogilvie) remained in Denmark how can I research birth records to see if there was siblings etc?

I am also interested in finding out more about Wilhelmina Lindenberg's family etc
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by Michael Schindler G2G2 (2.4k points)
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 George William Ogilvie and Charlotte Emilie Spies had children in Denmark in the 1850's. None had a name Henry, that I saw. They had an unnamed daughter in 1851, and a son, George William  Jean Paul Ogelvie 21 May 1854.

Can you say what year John Henry Ogilvie was born. 

 

by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (1.9m points)
John Henry Ogilvie was born around 1857, at his death in 1903 he was aged 46 according to the paperwork that I have, so I worked out that he was born in 1857 but i do not have the exact dates.
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I would start in the censuses, must of this are digitised and searchable: 
http://www.ddd.dda.dk/ddd_en.htm

Try different spellling of the name: Ogilvi, Ogelvie with w etc

 


about the danish censues: http://www.sa.dk/content/us/genealogy/basic_records/census_lists

by Jeppe Jensen G2G1 (1.5k points)
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John Henrik Ogilvie.

Birth 25 June 1856 Helsingør, Helsingør, Frederiksborg, Denmark

Christening 20 July 1856 Helsingør, Frederiksborg, Denmark

Death 24 April 1903 Pietersburg, Transvaal, South Africa

Burial Polokwane, Pietersburg, Transvaal, South Africa

Citing this Record: Danmark Kirkebøger, 1484-1941," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QG3P-TDT4 : 9 March 2018), John Henrik Ogilvie, ; Birth, 25 Jun 1856, 7, Rigsarkivet, København (The Danish National Archives), Copenhagen.

 

His parents are shown as Georg William Ogilvie and Charlotte Emilie Spies – perhaps this is the incorrect John Ogilvie. Although the wife is shown as Wilhelmina Gustava Lindenberg

Her birth is shown as 30 May 1862 Sweden

Her death 4 October 1958 Potchefstroom, Potchefstroom, Transvaal, South Africa

Their marriage date isn’t shown but they had 9 children: Amelia Gustava Olgilvie 1884-1955; Maria Ugenia  1886; George William Ogilvie 1888; Georgina Elizabeth 1890-1987; James Nicholas Ogilvie 1893-1901; John Charles Ogilvie 1894; Emma Christina 1898; Louie Phillipe 1898; Anne Wilhelmina 1900-1901

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In the NAAIRS site John Ogilvie’s death is shown as 1903 and his surviving spouse as WILHELMINA CAROLINA GUSTAVA OGILVIE (BORN LINDENBERG).      

Source

National Archives of South Africa (NASA)

Database:  All Archives Repositories and National Registers of non-public records

DEPOT TAB; SOURCE MHG; TYOE LEER; VOLUME_NO 0; SYSTEM 01; REFERENCE 3339; PART 1, DESCRIPTION OGILVIE, JOHN HENRY. STARTING 19030000; ENDING 19030000. REMARKS SURVIVING SPOUSE WILHELMINA CAROLINA GUSTAVA OGILVIE (BORN LINDENBERG)                                                                  

by Pat Kelynack G2G6 Mach 4 (41.5k points)

Here are George and Charlotte in the census records: 

"Denmark Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QL8P-K6N3 : 15 October 2017), Georg Vilhelm Ogelvigt, Græsted, Holbo, Frederiksborg, Danmark; from "1870 Denmark Census," database and images, MyHeritage ( https://www.myheritage.com : 2016), film 0054; citing Rigsarkivet, København, Danmark (National Archives, Copenhagen, Denmark).

"Denmark Census, 1890," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QL6K-4KNY : 17 October 2017), Georg William Ogilvie, Helsingør, Helsingør, Frederiksborg, Danmark; from "1890 Denmark Census," database and images, MyHeritage ( https://www.myheritage.com : 2016), film 00040; citing Rigsarkivet, København, Danmark (National Archives, Copenhagen, Denmark).

"Denmark Census, 1906," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QLXW-7CMD : 19 October 2017), Georg William Ogelvie in entry for Caroline Cathrine Jorgensen, Helsingør, Helsingør, Frederiksborg, Danmark; from "1906 Denmark Census," database and images, MyHeritage ( https://www.myheritage.com : 2016), film 00068; citing Rigsarkivet, København, Danmark (National Archives, Copenhagen, Denmark).

And their marriage: "Danmark Kirkebøger, 1484-1941", database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QG3T-TTRS : 15 March 2018), Georg William Ogilvie and Charlotte Emilie Spies, 1850.

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