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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.
Please make your plans now to join us for the 2018 Annual Meeting, Thursday and Friday, September 14 and 15, in Little Rock, Arkansas. You can make your hotel reservation, register for the meeting, and reserve your spots for the Friday evening dinner using the information on the Meetings page.
Updated Website Is Finally Here!
If you are reading this message, we made it! On Saturday night, May 19th, into Sunday, May 20th, a group of your Executive Committee members worked to implement and validate the new website, which uses the new technology described in our newsletters for the past year (plus).
The new website looks mostly the same as the former site, with some minor deviations (mostly around how photos appear on the pages). Claudia has done a great job making the existing website aesthetically pleasing, while the new technology is oriented towards allowing for more devices (tablets, cell phones, etc.) to display the pages in a readable format and make navigation more easy.
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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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