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.
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.
- The 4-Generation Project provides verified descendants of selected Chandler Ancestors. If you would like to see one of your ancestors included in this project, please contact the .
- The CFA Bible Project provides translations of real Chandler family bibles.
Family Tree Postings – January 2023 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:
- JRR-Joell-Joel-David Descendants (as of March 14, 2022)
- Lewis Chandler 1795-1832 (as of January 26, 2023)
For Group 7B:
- Genetic Chandler Family 7B– George and Jane (as of November 2, 2022)
For Group 7D:
- Chandlers of 7D Lineage – William of Newbury 1617-1701 (updated November 2, 2022)
For Chapter 8:
- Group 8B Descendants of Rev John Chandler
- Group 8B Descendants of Rev Horatio Chandler
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
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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
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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.
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