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
September 9 and 10
The CFA Executive Committee has announced that the 2022 Annual Meeting will be held in Williamsburg, VA on Friday and Saturday, September 9th and 10th. Please review the CFA 2022 Annual Meeting page for additional details and updates.
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 – March 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 Group 7D:
For Chapter 8:
Group 8B Descendants of Rev John Chandler
Group 8B Descendants of Rev Horatio Chandler
CFALD Exceeds 120,000 Individuals
Eileen Chandler, the previous CFA Website Editor, has agreed to become our website editor again. We welcome Eileen back, and look forward to many improvements to our website. Thank you for your patience during the period we have not had someone to fill this position.
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Visit The Chandlery to browse CFA publications and merchandise that are available for purchase.
Request a CFA Newsletter
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.