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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 over 700 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.

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Chandler DNA Project
Chandler Name
Chandler Research in the UK
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Genealogy Panel
Genetic Chandler Families
Lineages Database (CFALD)

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 80 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.

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Autumn 2014 Newsletter
The printed copies of the Autumn 2014 CFA Newsletter were mailed on November 19. The newsletter was sent to those members on the email list on November 12. Contact Claudia at if you have any problem with newsletter delivery.


Calling U.K. Chandlers
England is the homeland of almost all Chandler families, and the CFA would like to investigate ancestral connections with Chandlers living there. As part of an effort to make contact with Chandlers in the United Kingdom, the CFA will do a mail-out this summer to 500 Chandlers in England, who probably have cousins all over the world. To provide the best information about Chandler genealogy and the CFA to our English cousins, we are posting the Summer 2014 CFA Newsletter on this website as a complimentary download. Other visitors to our website may also take advantage of the opportunity to read this Special Expanded Issue of the newsletter. Download the 2014 Summer Newsletter.



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 .


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