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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.

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2017 Autumn CFA Newsletter
The Autumn 2017 CFA Newsletter went to the email list on November 15. The hard copies were mailed by U.S. postal mail on November 22. If your newsletter does not arrive by the expected method, please contact Claudia at .

2017 Annual Meeting
September 15 & 16, Tampa, Florida

Kirk Chandler has provided photos from the 2017 Annual Meeting. Visit our Meetings page for more of Kirk's photographs. Thank you, Kirk!

Another CFA UK Tour in 2018!
There are a few slots remaining!
Visit the UK Tour page for contact information.
The CFA will offer a second UK tour May 13-26, 2018. The first UK tour in 2016 was a resounding success. The 2018 tour will visit a broad mix of Chandler historical sites and English history sites. The 2018 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. Errol Chandler will once again plan the itinerary and will travel with the group.

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.

"Our Australasian Really
Useful Information Leaflet"
The Federation of Family History Societies, based in England, has just published "Our Australasian Really Useful Information Leaflet". Because the CFA is a member of FFHS, we are able to offer this 17-page booklet, which is full of genealogy advice, to our members as a free download. Australasia includes Australia, New Zealand, and neighboring islands in the South Pacific Ocean. Researchers interested in that area will find the leaflet especially valuable. Download your copy here. You will see a small but effective advertisement for the CFA on page 14.

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.

    Request a CFA Newsletter
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    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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