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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 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.

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
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 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.

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Chandler Sightings and Chandler Links
Errol Chandler, our vice president in England, recently sent photos of several occasions of the Chandler surname spotted in his travels around the UK. Chandler Sightings and Chandler links contain a wealth of information on the accomplishments of our Chandler ancestors, as well as our Chandler contemporaries. Visit the Gallery pages (available also by clicking the green Gallery button in the menu column at left) to see Chandler Memories, Chandler Sightings, Chandler Graves, Chandler Gatherings, and more. Chandler links pages, available from the main Links page, provide links to Chandler People and Places, Chandler Cemeteries, and Chandler Photographs. Other links include links to general interest links, research help, genealogy help, and geography and place links of importance in Chandler research. Your submission of photographs and suggestion of valuable links will always be appreciated.

2011-2015 CFA Newsletter Collection Available Now!
The CFA is proud to announce the publication on CD-ROM of the complete 2011-2015 Newsletter collection. The new 2011-2015 CD joins two earlier CDs:
  • CFA Collected Newsletters 2006-2010 CD
  • CFA Newsletter 1992-2005 Collection CD
  • All are available individually for a very reasonable price and also a special price for all three when ordered together. Read more about the CDs and find information on ordering on our Publications page.

    Looking for descendants of Zebedee Chandler born c 1711
    CFA Chapter 13, descendants of Edmund Chandler of Duxbury, Massachusetts, has a standing offer to provide a free Y-DNA test for a male line descendant of Zebedee Chandler of Plympton, Massachusetts. Zebedee Chandler was born c 1711. Learn more about Chapter 13, descendants of Edmund Chandler here.

    2016 Annual Meeting

    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.

    Are you (or do you have) a Young Chandler Descendant?
    Have you visited our Young Chandler Descendants page? It was designed especially to pique the interest of the next generation of Chandlers. A very recent addition to the resources on that page is a My Family Tree booklet, available free to CFA members. The 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" booklet has 26 interior pages, where you and your young Chandler descendant can add your family information, and includes a blank family tree.

    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.

    Commemorating the 2016 UK Tour
    A group of CFA members and their guests toured England May 9 through May 21 under the guidance of CFA Vice President Errol Chandler. Errol Chandler did an amazing job of creating the tour itinerary and arranging special events for the participants. A commemorative edition of the CFA Newetter is in the works. Read more about the UK Tour here.

    CFA Information Sheet
    Do you want to share information about the CFA with a relative or friend? You can print an information sheet from our website! Click here to download the information sheet as a PDF document.

    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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