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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 about 700 members in 45 U.S. states plus Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, Wales, Scotland, Guernsey, Botswana, New Zealand, South Africa, and France. 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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2018 Annual Meeting - Little Rock, Arkansas
Please make your plans now to join us for the 2018 Annual Meeting, Friday and Saturday, September 14 and 15, in Little Rock, Arkansas. You can make your hotel reservation, register for the meeting, and reserve your spots for the Friday evening dinner using the information on the Meetings page.

2018 CFA UK Tour begins May 13!
The 2018 CFA UK tour begins May 13 and anyone now wishing to join must call Helen Chandler directly at 901-355-5614 and must do so before May 1. The 2018 tour will visit a broad mix of Chandler historical sites and English history sites. The tour will cover about 50% of the same route as followed in 2016 but add diversions to places with strong Chandler connections that were missed last time or which have just been found. CFA UK vice president Errol Chandler and his wife Susan have planned the itinerary and will travel with the group.

Note to UK members We would welcome any opportunity to have you meet the touring group as it travels in Hampshire, Wiltshire and Somerset, or while we are in Oxford and London. For dates and timings contact Errol Chandler on 01934 744 940 until May 12, or on 07875 649 422 once the tour has started.

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Visit The Chandlery to browse CFA publications and merchandise that are available for purchase.

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 .

CFA Information Sheet
Promote the CFA! Print a CFA Information Sheet to give to prospective members or post at your local genealogy society or library.

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You can stay up to date on CFA plans and news by signing up to be notified of changes to this page. In order to do that, just enter your email address under "Be notified of page updates" in the lefthand column. You will then occasionally receive an automated email that will let you know edits or updates have been made to this page, and you may choose to check in to see what's going on - or not.

CFA granted 501(c)(3) federal tax-exempt status
We are pleased to announce that on September 2, 2017, the Chandler Family Association was granted tax-exempt status as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization by the United States Internal Revenue Service. This means that CFA is not required to pay federal taxes and also that charitable contributions to CFA may be tax deductible depending upon the donorís tax situation. Donors should consult their tax advisors regarding their particular circumstances. Our organization was granted this special tax status because of the educational benefits it provides to the community.

Visit our Donations page. All donations will be gratefully received and carefully used.

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