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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
Chapters (new in 2014)
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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Bon Voyage to the UK Tour Group!

A group of CFA members and their guests are touring England May 9 through May 21 under the guidance of CFA Vice President Errol Chandler. Errol has done an amazing job of creating the tour itinerary and arranging special events for the participants. Read more about the UK Tour here and stay tuned for a report on the trip. Happy travels and safe return, all!

2016 Annual Meeting
September 9 and 10
Greenville, South Carolina
Mark Your Calendar! The 2016 CFA Annual Meeting will be September 9 and 10 in Greenville, South Carolina. You can make your hotel reservation now. Visit the Meetings page for more information.

Spring Newsletter
The Spring 2016 CFA Newsletter was sent to the email list on March 1. The printed copies were mailed on March 8. Contact Helen at if you would like to be moved from the printed copy list to the email list.

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.

New Chapter 7A JRR-Joseph brings total chapters to 5!
We now have five CFA chapters! The newest one, Chapter 7A JRR-Joseph, was authorized at the Executive Committee meeting in Louisville.

The first CFA chapter was Chapter 3 (descendants of Richard Chandler born 1751), and the second, Chapter 13, was formed when the Edmund Chandler Family Association, merged with the CFA.

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.

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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