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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 600 members in 46 U.S. states plus Australia, Canada, England, Wales, Scotland, Guernsey, Botswana, New Zealand, South Africa, Costa Rica and Taiwan. Anyone with an interest in Chandler matters anywhere, anytime, is welcome to join us. Membership details can be found on the Membership page.

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 more than 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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CFA Annual Meeting in Charleston, SC

The 2023 Annual Meeting of the Chandler Family Association (CFA) will be held September 15 & 16 in Charleston, South Carolina. The meeting location is the Hilton Garden Inn, 300 Wingo Way, Mount Pleasant, SC. To reserve your room, call the hotel directly at 843-606-4600 and mention the Chandler Family room block. Reservations must be confirmed no later than August 14th. We hope to see you there.

2023 Spring Edition of CFA Newsletter Distributed

The latest electronic edition of the award winning CFA Newsletter has been distributed to CFA members. If you did not receive your copy, please contact either Helen Chandler or Claudia Brocato, and they will ensure you receive a copy.

Genealogy at CFA

In 2022, we saw the birth of 2 key areas of the CFA Genealogy work. During 2023, our Genealogy team continues to expand these areas.

CFALD Exceeds 120,000 Individuals

The Chandler Family Association Lineages Database now exceeds 120,000 individual records.  If your Chandler lineage is not included, contact 

Visit The Chandlery

Visit The Chandlery to browse CFA publications and merchandise that are available for purchase.

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 .

CFA Information Sheet

Promote the CFA! Print a CFA Information Sheet to give to prospective members or post at your local genealogy society or library.

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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