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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 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.

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 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.



As we promised in the 2021 Spring edition of the CFA Newsletter, we have now published the first Chapter 3 CFALD pages here on the CFA Website.  This is the first step in posting documented CFALD data.  We plan to add similar posts for Chapters 5 and 8 later this year after additional source information is added to CFALD.  We will be happy to add such postings from other CFA Chapters as they become available when the work to complete their sourcing is done in CFALD.

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

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

CFA Spring Newsletter Sent

Members, did you receive your CFA Spring Newsletter? There were some delivery problems when they were sent to the email list on March 15. If you did not receive yours, please alert Claudia at

New CFA Librarian 

Donna Fulton is our new CFA Librarian.  Donna lives in the Cape Cod area.  She has both library and genealogy research experience, and we are very pleased that she has agreed to join us as the new librarian for the CFA.  Plan to attend our annual meeting in Williamsburg, VA in September 2021 to meet Donna and all your other Chandler cousins who will be attending.

Website Editor Needed

The CFA needs an editor to maintain this website.  The website is written in the WordPress language, and knowledge of this tool is required.  However, anyone with IT experience could easily be trained in how to use WordPress, and how to do the work of website maintenance.  The editor would work closely with other members of the CFA Executive Committee.  Please consider joining us and taking on this responsibility.   Contact Jim Light, CFA President () to express your interest.

Donate in memory of Dick Chandler

We are accepting donations for DNA research in memory of Dick Chandler’s extensive contributions to the Chandler Family Association.  To make your donation, go to the “In Memory” donations page.  Once Helen Chandler has processed your donation, your name will be added to the donor scroll.

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 claudiabrocato

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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