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TANGUAY, Ciprian, Canadian clergyman, born in Quebec, Canada, 15 September, 1819. He was graduated at the Seminary of Quebec on 15 August, 1839, ordained priest in the Roman Catholic church on 14 Nay, 1843, and appointed vicar of Rimouski the same year. He was made curd of St. Raymond in 1846 and of Rimouski in 1850, in 1859 was transferred to St. Michel, and in 1862 appointed cure of St. Henedine. Since 1864 he has been attached to the department of agriculture at Ottawa. He was raised to the rank of domestic prelate of the papal household by Leo XIII. in 1888. He has published " Journal d'un voyage de Boston a l'Oregon" (Quebec, 1842); "Repertoire du clerge Canadien depuis la fondation du Canada" (1868); "A travers les registres" (Montreal, 1886); "Monseigneur Pourroy de l' Auberiviere, e eveque de Quebec" (1886) ; and " Dictionnaire genealogique des familles Canadiennes" (Montreal). When it is completed this last work will form seven volumes: four have already appeared, and the fifth is now in press. It is considered a work of national importance in Canada, and the author not only has examined the registers of every parish in the country, family records, etc., but went to Europe in order to make himself acquainted with the archives of the ministry of marine at Paris and those of other institutions.
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