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.
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We have over 600 members in 49 U.S. states plus Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, Wales, Scotland, Botswana, Barbados, New Zealand, and South Africa. Anyone with an interest in Chandler matters anywhere, any time, 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 60 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. A search box that will search the entire site for your keyword or phrase is available at the bottom of this page and on the Site Index page.
2014 Annual Meeting Plans
Visit our Meetings page for updated information on our 2014 meeting, to be held Friday and Saturday, September 12 and 13, in Atlanta, Georgia — or, more exactly, in Dunwoody, Georgia. Dunwoody is a northern suburb of Atlanta.
CFA Chapter 3 Page Launched
With a goal of enhancing communication and cooperation among researchers, members of genetically distinct Chandler families now have the opportunity to establish family chapters under the umbrella of the Chandler Family Association.
The first CFA chapter will support members researching genetic Chandler family #3 (descendants of Richard and Hezekiah Chandler born about 1771 VA and about 1775 NC respectively) and will be called CFA Chapter #3. The research director of Chapter #3 is CFA Vice President Vicki Chandler Watson.
Chapter 3, the first chapter to be organized, and all future CFA chapters may be accessed from ChandlerFamilyAssociation.org/chapters.html. If you are interested in forming a new chapter of the CFA to assist in the research of your genetically distinct Chandler family, this requires the approval of the CFA Executive Committee. In the first instance, please write to CFA President Jim Light – is his email address – stating which genetic family the Chapter would research, identifying who you have identified so far to participate in the chapter, and who would be its research director. The research director will be the spokesperson for the chapter and the person who will ensure that any relevant CFA policies, standards and procedures are applied to the chapter’s work. At least one participant must be a CFA member.
CFA Brochures and Information Sheet
Will you be attending a family reunion or a genealogy society meeting this summer? You can request copies of our professionally printed brochure to take to your meeting, or you can print copies at home of our new CFA Information Sheet. More information about both can be found on our Newsroom page. Keep the CFA Information Sheet in mind for any time you meet a prospective CFA member!
History and Variations of the Chandler Name
How much do you know about the Chandler name? The Chandler Name traces the history of the surname and lists spelling variations encountered in historic documents. Read more.
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 .Claudia Brocato at Chandler Family Association dot org
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