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 almost 700 members in 48 U.S. states plus Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, Wales, Scotland, Guernsey, Botswana, 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.
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 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.
A small but enthusiastic group of CFA members met in Greenville, South Carolina, on September 9 and 10. We gained five members and new connections were made among Chandlers with similar lineages. The group photo above was made by Kirk Chandler. Click on the image to see a larger verison. More photos are posted on the Meetings page.
This booklet was originally produced by the Federation of Family History Societies (FFHS), based in England. The CFA is a member of the FFHS and has permission to reproduce the booklet under our own logo.
Printed copies of the My Family Tree booklet will be mailed to CFA members upon request. All you have to do is contact Helen at 901-355-5614 or to request yours.
The BEM was awarded to Ranger Chandler as part of the Queen's Birthday Honours. Honours have been awarded on the sovereign's birthday since at least 1885, during the reign of Queen Victoria. In total, 1,149 people received an award in 2016. Seventy percent of the recipients are people who have undertaken outstanding work in their communities either in a voluntary or paid capacity. There are 538 successful women candidates in the list, representing 47% of the total.
The formation of Chapter 18, our third chapter, was announced in the summer newsletter. The Group 18 family, historically located in southeast England, lists six England-born Chandler ancestors.
Chapter 8, which is just getting started, lists two earliest ancestors: Robert Chawner born 1590 in Leicestershire, England, and Robert Chandler born 1775 in North Carolina, USA.
Our newest chapter will focus on a sub-group of 7A. JRR-Joseph is a shorthand way of referring to John Chandler born 1600 in England, his son and grandson, both named Robert and born in Virginia, and his great-grandson Joseph, born 1695 Virginia. CFA Vice President Glenn Chandler will serve as research director of Chapter 7A JRR-Joseph.
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