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Welcome. The Chandler Family Association is dedicated to increasing knowledge of the heritage and genealogy of Chandlers and Chandler descendants worldwide. We invite you to browse our website and contact us with your questions and comments.
We have over 600 members in 45 U.S. states plus Australia, Canada, England, Wales, Scotland, Guernsey, Botswana, New Zealand, South Africa, and France. Anyone with an interest in Chandler matters anywhere, any time, is welcome to join us. Membership details can be found on the Membership page.
We are particularly interested in making contact with Chandlers who live in England or who have traced their ancestors to England, because England is the ancestral home of almost all Chandlers in the world, at least as far back as the 13th Century when hereditary surnames first came into use in the general population. Please see how we can help you with your Chandler research.
The association has an award-winning newsletter, published three times annually, and our website was recently awarded a “Highly Commended” designation by the Federation of Family History Societies. The CFA Genealogy Panel is of great help to members and others researching their family trees. The Panel’s work is supported by the CFA Lineages Database as well as records from the Chandler One-Name Study.
The CFA co-sponsors the very successful Chandler DNA Project, which has so far identified 100 genetically-distinct Chandler families. This website contains the stories of some of those genetic Chandler families, with more to be added. These stories are very interesting reading and may be of substantial help to researchers.
Move your mouse pointer over the compass image on any page for navigation options. For a guide to all the pages on the site, visit the Site Index.
Richard Winston “Dick” Chandler
(November 30 1942 – September 17, 2018)
It is with very heavy hearts that the Executive Committee of the CFA passes along the news that Dick Chandler, our dear friend and esteemed Chandler historian, died Monday, September 17th after a brief illness. Dick’s many contributions to the CFA include past-President, DNA Project coordinator, CFALD Database Administrator and Genealogy Panel leader.
Please keep his wife, Elaine, and their children and grandchildren in your thoughts and prayers. He will be greatly missed by his colleagues within the CFA, as well as the many genetic Chandlers who Dick has helped over the years.
Donate in memory of Dick Chandler
We are accepting donations for DNA research in memory of Dick Chandler’s extensive contributions to the Chandler Family Association. To make your donation, go to the “In Memory” donations page. Once Helen Chandler has processed your donation, your name will be added to the donor scroll.
WordPress Editor Needed
The Chandler Family Association is looking for a web-editor for our website. Knowledge of WordPress is desired, but ability to learn new technologies is acceptable. Desired skills also include exposure to HTML.
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CFA granted 501(c)(3) federal tax-exempt status
We are pleased to announce that on September 2, 2017, the Chandler Family Association was granted tax-exempt status as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization by the United States Internal Revenue Service. This means that CFA is not required to pay federal taxes and also that charitable contributions to CFA may be tax deductible depending upon the donor’s tax situation. Donors should consult their tax advisors regarding their particular circumstances. Our organization was granted this special tax status because of the educational benefits it provides to the community.
Visit our Donations page. All donations will be gratefully received and carefully used.
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