Dictionnaire généalogique des familles canadiennes depuis la fondation de la colonie jusqu’à nos jours. by Tanguay, Cyprien, (Supplement to) Dictionnaire généalogique des familles canadiennes depuis la fondation de la colonie jusqu’a nos jours / Tanguay, Cyprien, Dictionnaire généalogique des familles canadiennes depuis la fondation de la (Has supplement) Complément au Dictionnaire généalogique Tanguay.

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He was born at Quebec in and died in After a course of classics and theology at Quebec Seminary, he was ordained in The first twenty-two years of his priesthood were devoted to parochial work, especially at Tabguay, where he greatly contributed to the foundation of the future diocesan seminary.

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tantuay His early taste for genealogical studies fully manifested itself after his official appointment to the Dominion Statistics Department His whole time was henceforth spent in consulting and compiling parochial and historical records throughout Quebec, the Maritime Provinces, Ontario, and the old French settlements in the United States.

He also twice visited France for the same purpose. Although he was unable to realize the latter part of his programme entirely and many inaccuracies have crept into his work, yet on the whole it is highly reliable and almost unique. Every French Canadian by completing from contemporary registers the information supplied by this dictionary can proudly trace back his genealogy to his ancestors from old France.


It has proved valuable for the discovery of canonical impediments to marriage through relationship, and has given birth to a copious genealogical literature of less comprehensiveness. His original research and extensive publication put French-Canadian genealogy on a solid footing, which has proven a great benefit not only to French Canadians but to the millions of Canadians and Americans and others who have one or more French-Canadian ancestors.

Although his dictionary does contain some errors and occasional speculations on possible relationships for which no evidence was known to Fr. Tanguay, his work is of a high calibre and has withstood the passage of time exceedingly well. Tanguay’s life was devoted to research in the Archives and Parish records of Quebec and in France where he traced the origins and antecedents of many early Canadian colonists in Normandy and elsewhere in surviving French dictiinnaire records.

Furthermore, his work would have done honour to a large body of collaborators, but was accomplished single-handed. The Dictionary is a fundamental reference work for French-Canadian genealogy.

The CD also contains several other important works including:. Complement a Tanguay pages – by Joseph-Arthur Leboeuf which reports thousands tannguay errors and omissions of Tanguay.

First published in it had more than pages with another pages added in A travers les registres pages – by Cyprien Tanguay, is a work of about pages which contains hundreds of facts that are historically related to ancestors. This information was collected by Tanguay at tanguau time of records perusal.


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Repertoire general du clerge canadien pages – This work of Tanguay enumerates Roman Catholic clergy members from the beginning of New France up to This book gives historical and genealogical information of all clerical tamguay and parishes where they worked.

It contains over 2, births, deaths and marriages with other notes covering the period from the founding of New France to the early 19th century.

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