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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.

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.


2022 Annual Meeting

Williamsburg, VA

September 9 and 10

The 2022 Annual Meeting was held in Williamsburg, VA on Friday and Saturday, September 9th and 10th, with almost 50 members in attendance. Please review the CFA 2022 Annual Meeting page for additional details and updates.

Attendees are requested to share their photos and comments with other s


2022 Spring Edition of CFA Newsletter Distributed

The latest electronic edition of the award winning CFA Newsletter has been distributed to CFA members. The printed copies will be distributed next week. Some email problems were encountered with the email distribution of this edition. If you did not receive your copy, please contact either Helen Chandler or Claudia Brocato, and they will ensure you receive a copy.


Family Tree Postings – September 2022 Update

Glen Smith, CFALD Administrator, has been hard at work, in concert with the Genealogy Panel, to continue to grow the verified descendants pages. We have also modified the Site Index to reflect the current list of verified descendants, and where meaningful, have tried to provide links from other existing pages (such as Chapter pages and Chandler Family pages).

Take a look at what we have made available and let us know what you think: 

For Chapter 3:

For Chapter 5:

For Chapter 7A:

For Group 7B:

For Group 7D:

For Chapter 8:

If you are interested in seeing your Chapter data or Genetic Family data posted, please contact either Glen Smith, the CFALD Database Administrator, , or Jim Light, CFA President, 


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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