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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.

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.

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Patience, Please!

Over the next few months, we will be enhancing the CFA website with some new features that some of you might find quite helpful, and which will be announced at the CFA Members Zoom Meeting in September.  However, while preparing for these enhancements, there may be times when the website, or pages within the website, may not be working correctly.  Please bear with us while we venture in this exciting new direction. 

Family Tree Postings – Updated! — and Updated Again!

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.  The first Chapter 8 CFALD pages have now also been published to the CFA Website.  Chapter 5 pages are expected soon.   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.

An 8 generation report for the Chandler 7D Group is now published on the website.

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

For Chapter 3:

Chapter 3 Descendants

For Chapter 8:

https://www.chandlerfamilyassociation.org/genealogy/chapter8/8b-horatio/descendant/index.htm

For Group 7D:

Chandlers of 7D Lineage – William of Newbury 1617-1701 (chandlerfamilyassociation.org)

For Chapter 5:

Chapter 5 Descendants

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,


2021 Annual Meeting via Zoom

After the cancellation of the 2020 CFA Annual Meeting due to the pandemic, the CFA leadership was faced with also cancelling the 2021 Annual Meeting due to the Covid resurgence and the anticipation that members would hesitate to travel long distances either by air or by driving.

Instead of cancelling the 2021 meeting, CFA President Jim Light asked the officers to consider an online all-membership meeting via Zoom. This alternative to an in-person meeting was announced in the Summer 2021 CFA Newsletter and members were invited to join the “Zoom List” for the September 18 meeting.

Planning and preparation during the late summer and early fall resulted in a successful meeting which welcomed members from all around the United States, plus two in England and one in Australia. See more on the 2021 Annual Meeting page.


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


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.


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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