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 650 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 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.
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.
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.
The Summer 2014 issue of the Newsletter was sent to the e-newsletter list on July 1. The printed versions were mailed on July 8. Please let us know if you fail to receive your newsletter.
Commander Tom Chandler, modern-day fictional hero
Visit the Chandler Sightings page to read about Tom Chandler, commander of a Navy destroyer whose crew must try to save the world!
Dues Reminder for CFA Members
CFA members, please remember that your dues ($20 annually) are payable as of September 1 each year. If you joined the CFA during the months of October – December of 2013, or anytime in 2014, you do not need to renew your membership until September of 2015. If you are unsure of the status of your membership, please contact Helen at 901-355-5614 or . Go to the Membership page for information on paying by mail or with PayPal.
Edmund Chandler Family Association
merges with CFA
A warm CFA welcome to the members of the Edmund Chandler Family Association who have agreed to merge with the Chandler Family Association. The Edmund Chandler Family (genetic Chandler family 13) will become the second family chapter in the CFA and will be known within the association as the Edmund Chandler Family, Chapter 13. Members of genetic Chandler family 13 are believed to be descendants of Edmund Chandler, who was a member of the Pilgrim group that arrived on the Mayflower, although he arrived later, c. 1630. He was a resident of Duxbury, Massachusetts, where he was a freeman and the town constable, which is the equivalent of the chief executive officer. He acquired large tracts of land which included land in Duxbury, Dartmouth and Taunton, Massachusetts. Read more about Edmund Chandler and this family.
|Jon Paul Chandler|
We are saddened to share news of the death of a dear friend and member of the CFA Executive Committee. Jon Paul Chandler of Bishop, Georgia, died June 16, 2014. Jon Paul was a U.S. Army Airborne veteran.
An enthusiastic CFA member and Chandler researcher, Jon Paul has served as a CFA vice president since 2013. A member of Chandler DNA Project Group 7A, he was working with Dick Chandler on a project to add descendants of George and Jane Chandler (Group 7B) to the CFA Lineages Database. He was a tireless researcher and had submitted plausible documentation linking his lineage to John Chandler b 1600. His DNA confirmed that descent. Jon Paul leaves his wife Betty and a host of other family and friends. He will be sorely missed by his CFA colleagues.
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 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
Laura Elizabeth Chandler Steelman
Elizabeth Steelman, a resident of Gilmer, Texas, was born on July 5, 1930, and passed away on Friday, January 17, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Gene Steelman (1931-1989). They were the parents of Deborah Gayle Steelman Keough and Paul Alan Steelman.
Elizabeth was a descendant of Richard and Charity Parks Chandler, Chandler DNA Group 3. The CFA Linages Database (CFALD) lists her Chandler lineage as follows: Richard Chandler b 1771 VA > Major Lewis Chandler b 1815 GA > John Smith Chandler b 1855 GA > William Franklin Chandler b 1893 AL > Laura Elizabeth Chandler b 1930 TX
She served as president of the CFA during the 2001-2003 term, following her daughter Gayle Steelman Keough in that office. Elizabeth also served as secretary/treasurer and undertook the responsibility for registration for the big 2004 annual meeting in Williamsburg/Jamestown.
The family has requested memorial donations benefit Heart to Heart Hospice, 100 W. Hawkins Parkway, Suite A, Longview, Texas 75605.
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