Dictionnaire Genealogique des Familles Canadiennes- Cyprien Tanguay

We are very pleased to be one of the few sites offering fully searchable versions of Cyprien Tanguay’s Dictionnaire Genealogique des Familles Canadiennes. A word of caution, these files are very large and may take a long time to load!

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Dictionnaire Genealogique des Familles Canadiennes plus À travers les registres– Through the records

À travers les registres is an analysis and aggregation of information obtained by Cyrien Tanguay as he conducted his Dictionnaire Genealogique des Familles Canadiennes research. This document is extremely useful in reviewing population trends, expansion and more.

Cyprien Tanguay Library

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A Travers Les Registres 9.3M

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Tanguay Volume 1 60.1M

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Tanguay Volume 2 53.4M

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Tanguay Volume 3 48.4M

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Tanguay Volume 4 47.9M

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Tanguay Volume 5 42.4M

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Tanguay Volume 6 48.7M

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Tanguay Volume 7 55.2M

22 Comments

  1. Claudette
    Aug 16, 2010 @ 07:49:58

    Bonjour, même avec votre DJVU Pluginfor Internet explorer
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  2. Mark Rabideau
    Aug 16, 2010 @ 14:15:56

    Bonjour Claudette

    Perhaps this will help you: http://njlegallib.rutgers.edu/help/djvuhelp.php

    Bon chance!

  3. Colleen Callan
    Dec 15, 2010 @ 05:10:22

    Bon Jour,
    My great-great-uncle was Louis St. Laurent, prime Minister of Canada. I would like to know his family history dating back to the 1600´s.

  4. Mark Rabideau
    Dec 15, 2010 @ 06:03:37

    Hi Colleen, Have you tried checking your family history through some of our Quebec genealogy links on this page: http://www.many-roads.com/link-directory/ ? If you’d like more specific help, please feel free to contact me either via email or via the ManyRoads’ contact form. Bon chance!

  5. Thomas B. Higgins
    May 31, 2011 @ 07:12:00

    I’m using the Caminova DjVu Browser Plug-in (http://www.caminova.net/en/downloads/). It is a free download. It works fine with Mozilla Firefox 4.0.1, and is said to work with a broad range of browsers.

    What I really like about this version of Tanguay is that it is fully searchable, unlike, for example, the version at the National Archives of Quebec which is optically very crisp but in an unsearchable PDF image format. The Caminova search function is not defeated by italics and can even handle somewhat broken characters. Also, the speed with which DjVu documents can be displayed, panned, zoomed and otherwise manipulated is without equal.

    Thank you, Many Roads, for a really useful research tool!

  6. Mark Rabideau
    May 31, 2011 @ 07:26:44

    Hi Thomas, You are welcome. Be aware that there are a few places within our version of Tanguay which are not reliably searchable. Apparently it has to do with the scanned text’s clarity. I tried fixing it to no avail. …mark

  7. Chris L'Ecuyer
    Nov 03, 2011 @ 22:46:07

    Hello Mark

    Thank you for placing this tool on your website.
    I have used it many time but not with your searchable database.

    I have a question that I was hoping you could help me with – there are several footnotes in this collection attached to my ancestors

    it simply says “Voy. Vol. 1 p. 387″
    would you have any idea what that refers to ?

    Any help is appreciated

    Chris

  8. Mark Rabideau
    Nov 04, 2011 @ 06:47:28

    Hi Chris: It likely means: see Volume 1 (of the 7) page 387. The texts are sorted by last name into two major sections. First Volume has all last names archive who lived in Quebec up until 1700. The remaining 6 volumes are in alphabetic sequence and include the years 1700 until roughly 1760. Bon chance, mon ami! …mark

  9. carol
    Feb 19, 2012 @ 17:17:19

    I am looking for the parents of Francis Debien born 1831 canada married Philomena Rousseau/Brooks came to USA in 1837. Name has changed so much not sure what it really is if you can help thanks.
    Carol (Debiew) Chernogorec

  10. Mark Rabideau
    Feb 19, 2012 @ 19:46:22

    Hi Carol … It is probably Francois Debien… here is one: http://gw3.geneanet.org/chris106?lang=fr;p=michel;n=debien Altoughh I doubt your guy born in 1831 married and came to the US with a wife when he was 6 (in 1837). Here is another to check for spelling etc. http://www.nosorigines.qc.ca/GenealogieQuebec.aspx?pid=361177 Bon chance!

  11. Pierre Guertin
    Feb 28, 2012 @ 11:26:43

  12. carol
    Mar 04, 2012 @ 09:53:47

    What about a francois debien born 1836? I am really stuck here I think someone has the wrong information. This is what I know Frank Debien born 1831-1836 died 1896 in St Regis Falls New York. Came to USA in 1837 was naturalized in 1852 was married in 1853 in Malone New York to a Philomena or Philenda Rousseau/Brooks born 1840. I am stuck as to whom his parents could or should be.
    Thank You

  13. Mark Rabideau
    Mar 05, 2012 @ 05:03:08

    Hi Carol, I am not quite sure how you would like me to help. I can tell you that there are Debiens in Tanguay vol 3. beginning at page 260. The last Debien I noticed (without looking really closely died in 1781 , which is typical for his texts). You will need to find source materials to connect your family to the correct branch in Tanguay at about 1750… If you’d like more help, please contact me directly for assistance using our contact form. We are always happy to have new clients …mark

  14. Mary Fowlkes
    May 25, 2012 @ 11:23:56

    I would like to find family history from Quebec Canada but don’t have a browser so unable to plug in DJVU. I’m a beginner.
    Great-Grandfather Michel Moran born 1833, Great-Grandmother Julia Brodeur born 1834.

    English is my only language.

    Thanks, Mary

  15. Mark Rabideau
    May 26, 2012 @ 08:26:32

    Hi Mary. Neither name produces any ‘hits’ in Généalogie du Québec et de l’Acadie, http://www.nosorigines.qc.ca/genealogie.aspx?lng=en The dates are too recent to be in Tanguay’s texts. We’d need more data in order to find your folks. Ancestry simply produces too much for me to find useful without more particulars: see http://goo.gl/Qehe0 and http://goo.gl/AOKxJ Sorry.

  16. Tammy
    Jun 23, 2012 @ 19:31:34

    Hi Mark,
    Thank you so much for putting this information online! I was unable to view with my DJVU plugin but opened the pdf version. What I am really trying to do is find the actual page of the information for Sevigny/LeFleur given in this link: http://www.fichierorigine.com/detail.php?numero=260088
    It says the source is DGFQ p.1046 but I am unable to find it. I want to get the actual source and verify that the comments in the “Remarques” section are part of the actual record. I am trying to find some sort of proof that Julien Charles Sevigny’s father Gilles de Sevigne (married to Gilette DeFoy) is the same Gilles de Sevigne that is the son of Renaud de Sevigne and Gabrielle du Bellay….or is it a different Gilles Sevigne. Any advice or direction is appreciated!! Thank you!!

  17. Pat Dolan
    Jul 08, 2012 @ 15:46:22

    In the Tanguay Collection there are 2 different listings for Francois Coutu/Cottu, b 1651, each listing the same 2 wives (Jeanne Verdon and Louise Lesiege) but totally different lists of children. Both entries are headed “1682 4 Nov.”

    I would greatly appreciate any information you might give me on how I can find out which is correct. I am interested in the Rene Coutu who married Marguerite Brisard in 1750.

  18. Mark Rabideau
    Jul 08, 2012 @ 17:09:13

    Hi Pat, You can try looking for the actual records in Drouin (Ancestry and FamilySearch offer those). You can also buy the LeBoeuf’s corrections to Tanguay’s texts. see: http://tinyurl.com/6uvgktt Bon chance!

  19. Pat Dolan
    Jul 09, 2012 @ 17:06:12

    Thanks, Mark: I found both entries in the Drouin collection on Ancestry.ca. Sounds like I need the corrections!

    In one case I added the location (and dit name) Valtrie to the search and found Francois Cottu de la Valtrie married to Jeanne Verdon, (one daughter, Louise) and Louise Le Siege (11 children, listed with only their birthdate).

    In the other listing, Francois Coutu had no children with Jeanne Verdon, and with Louise Lesiege he had only 4 children Jacques, Jean-Baptiste, Rene, and Daniel, listed with their date of marriage, wife’s name, and location of wedding. I suspect this is the wrong one.

    Pat

  20. Pat Dolan
    Jul 09, 2012 @ 17:47:14

    Oh, sorry- cancel that last message. I got the listings from Tanguay, not Drouin. I am checking to see if I can find Rene’s birth for his father’s name (given ad Francois in Tanguay, but that may be wrong.) Pat

  21. john
    Dec 15, 2013 @ 08:02:54

    I am trying to download Tanguay’s Dictionairre,for research, but It downloads, shows 0 KB, and when trying to open with the Viewer indicated, gets an “Unexpected end of file” error. Any thoughts? as to why I cannot get downloads… Thanks, John

  22. Mark Rabideau
    Dec 15, 2013 @ 09:55:03

    Hi John, the problem was with my Cache plugin (version 3.9 of WordPress update, conflict). I have tested the downloads and turned off cache for now.

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