March 23, 2013 – CFA website wins “Highly Commended” designation

CFA Website Receives Recognition

In late 2012, the CFA website was entered into a “Best Website” competition hosted by the Federation of Family History Societies (this site has since been renamed “Family History Federation“).  Awards were presented at the FFHS meeting in Birmingham, England, on March 23, 2013. The CFA website was awarded “Highly Commended” (in effect, 2nd place) in the category for medium-size societies. We are thrilled with the award from the FFHS and happy to share the credit with CFA members, especially those who have contributed photos and information to the website. The CFA received a lovely certificate, which was on display at our Annual Meeting in September 2013. Click on the small image at right to see a half-size version of the award certificate.

Posted March 24, 2013

Updated May 15, 2020


November 19, 2011 – CFA joins Federation of Family History Societies

CFA gains membership in UK-based
Federation of Family History Societies

In November 2011 Dick Chandler suggested that the CFA join the Federation of Family History Societies (FFHS), based in England, in order to increase our visibility in the UK. The FFHS – https://www.familyhistoryfederation.com/societies-az – is a respected organization with world-wide membership. With the approval of the Executive Committee, our application was submitted and the FFHS Board approved our application on November 19. The $75 cost of the first year’s FFHS subscription was donated by one of the CFA officers.

As a new member, we were featured in the Society Spotlight of the January 2012 FFHS Ezine.


April 28, 2010 – National Genealogical Society Newsletter Award


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CFA Newsletter wins National Genealogical Society award

The Chandler Family Association Newsletter received the First Place, Family Newsletter award for 2010 at the April 28 opening session of the National Genealogical Society in Salt Lake City, Utah. President C.M. Chandler said, “We are very pleased and honored that our newsletter was judged the best family newsletter in this year’s competition.”

Accepting the award on behalf of the association was Charles “Tom” Chandler, a resident of West Jordan, Utah, who is a CFA member and brother of CFA vice-president Jacqueline Cahoon. Tom, we appreciate your willingness to represent the CFA at the National Genealogical Society meeting. At right, Tom Chandler accepts our award from NGS President Janet A. Alpert.
Click here to download Autumn 2009 Newsletter
The Autumn 2009 CFA Newsletter can be downloaded here.
The NGS contest required submission of two consecutive newsletter issues within the 2009 calendar year. It was the decision of the Executive Committee to submit our Summer and Autumn 2009 issues.

April 21, 2010 – Website Grader

Dick Chandler submitted our website for a free review by Website Grader, which has tested millions of websites. The CFA website ranked 368,041 of the 2,332,104 websites that had been ranked to that date. A website grade of 84/100 for our site means that of the millions of websites that had previously been evaluated, the CFA site scored higher than 84% of them in terms of its marketing effectiveness. We hope to use the comments from Website Grader to further improve our website.