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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 about 700 members in 44 U.S. states plus Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, Wales, Scotland, Guernsey, Botswana, New Zealand, and South Africa. 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.

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Chandler DNA Project
Chandler Name
Chandler Research in the UK
Genealogy Panel
Genetic Chandler Families
Lineages Database (CFALD)

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.

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2017 Spring Newsletter
The spring newsletter was sent to the email list on March 14 and the printed copies were mailed on March 21. Please email Claudia at if you have a problem with the spring issue.

Another CFA UK Tour in 2018!
The CFA will offer a second UK tour May 13-26, 2018. The first UK tour in 2016 was a resounding success. The 2018 tour will visit a broad mix of Chandler historical sites and English history sites. The 2018 tour will cover about 50% of the same route as followed in 2016 but add diversions to places with strong Chandler connections that were missed last time or which have just been found. Errol Chandler will once again plan the itinerary and will travel with the group.

2017 Annual Meeting Announced
Mark your calendar! The 2017 Annual Meeting will be September 15 and 16 in Tampa, Florida. Our headquarters hotel will be the Marriott Westshore Tampa Airport, 1001 N. Westshore Boulevard. Watch for updates on the Meetings page and in the spring newsletter.

Have you looked at our pages and pages of helpful links?
As part of the Genealogy section of our website, we have provided numerous helpful links that may assist your research or at least take you to interesting sites. Visit our main Links page for a guide to the various categories. Most recently added is an entry for American actor, director and producer Kyle Chandler on the Chandler People and Places page. Kyle starred in the 2016 movie "Manchester By The Sea" and is also in the TV series "Bloodline," which has been on Netflix since 2015.

Announcing a 2016 UK Tour Commemorative Publication!
This past May, 32 CFA members and their guests from 12 different U.S. states took an incredible 12-day journey through historic areas of England, including visits to many Chandler-related locations. Now the CFA has produced a commemorative publication containing a detailed narrative of the tour and 81 photos. Members for whom we have an email address will receive a PDF version of the publication via email. Members may purchase a printed copy - on high quality glossy paper and in full color - for $4.50 each (slighly less than the cost to the CFA). Visit the Publications page to order.

2011-2015 CFA Newsletter Collection Available Now!
The CFA is proud to announce the publication on CD-ROM of the complete 2011-2015 Newsletter collection. The new 2011-2015 CD joins two earlier CDs:
  • CFA Collected Newsletters 2006-2010 CD
  • CFA Newsletter 1992-2005 Collection CD
  • All are available individually for a very reasonable price and also a special price for all three when ordered together. Read more about the CDs and find information on ordering on our Publications page.

    Looking for descendants of Zebedee Chandler born c 1711
    CFA Chapter 13, descendants of Edmund Chandler of Duxbury, Massachusetts, has a standing offer to provide a free Y-DNA test for a male line descendant of Zebedee Chandler of Plympton, Massachusetts. Zebedee Chandler was born c 1711. Learn more about Chapter 13, descendants of Edmund Chandler here.

    History and Variations of the Chandler Name
    How much do you know about the Chandler name? The Chandler Name traces the history of the surname and lists spelling variations encountered in historic documents. Read more.

    Request a CFA Newsletter
    If you are or know of a prospective member of The Chandler Family Association who would like to receive a complimentary issue of our Newsletter, contact Claudia at .

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