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 500 members in 48 U.S. states plus Australia, Canada, Costa Rica, England, Guernsey, New Zealand,  Scotland, South Africa, Taiwan, and Wales. 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.

2024 Annual Meeting


SEPTEMBER 6 & 7, 2024

Chapter 18

Jim Light is pleased to announce that Julie Goucher has accepted the role of Chapter 18 Research Director. More information can be found at the Chapter 18 page.

Announcing a Members-Only Section

Our website is changing and improving!  One change we have made already is to begin building a “Members Only” section of the website.  CFA members in good standing will be able to access news and announcements here, which are not available to non-members. 

To facilitate access to the new section, we have added a “Members Only Section” button at the end of the navigation buttons on the side of most pages, and can always be reached from the “Home” page.

When you click on the “Members Only Section” button, you will be asked for a password. Members can find that password on the “President’s Message” page of the 2023 Autumn Newsletter.

We plan to change the password periodically, but members will be notified when it changes.

More details about enhancements will be provided over the coming months, as we receive feedback from you, our members.  The Executive Committee will discuss and vote on ideas.

If you would like to contribute your ideas, please send an email to

CFA Genealogy: 4 Gen Project

Glen Smith, CFA Vice President, is pleased to announce the addition of another 4-generation family tree.

If you would like your ancestors to be displayed on the CFA website, please email Glen at .

CFALD Exceeds 122,000 Individuals

The Chandler Family Association Lineages Database now exceeds 122,000 individual records.  This database is growing because of the great work we are doing to add new Chandler family information. We are also working hard to provide sources for all entries. Come join the fun! You can help. 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.