Read about our beginning.

Our Mission:
Helping Chappies
find their roots.

We are an association of Chapman families and welcome all that are interested in learning or sharing genealogical, historical, or genetic genealogical information and resources.

Chapman Family Association Conferences are a place for members to meet, share experiences and learn from each other. Meeting places are selected by the membership to expand experience in history, geography and genealogy.

Over the years the Chapman Family Association has received through donation or acquisition several published works, periodicals, and other research materials that are maintained at our library. These materials are available to check out by CFA members.

Got questions, Get answers

Theoretically, every Chapman line can be traced to a single root person or family. It may have been an emigrant to the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, or other place. It may have been the first person to use a surname based on his trade. It is our mission to help find that beginning.

All of the lineages designate a different family or line of families that all share the surname Chapman. Not all Chapman's are related by blood, but do share a sense of family in the common surname.

View and read a selection of Publications.

A selection of unidentified photos contributed by Chapmans.

Help identify your DNA link to the Chapmans.

The objectives of the Chapman DNA Project are:
1. Encourage a wide sample of Chapmans to do DNA testing.

2. Identify the various Chapman families most closely matching each other.

3. Encourage joint exploration and expansion of the family trees.

Don't know where to research next. Check out these resources.

Know any Chapmans?



Ray Chapman - Chair

Robert Sonfield Jr. - Executive Director

Al Chapman

Billie Chapman

Ernie Chapman (Director Emeritus)

Ray Chapman

Shelley Chapman

Val Chapman

Marilyn Foster

Amory Baril Krueger

Lennae Seevers

Corporate Office and Executive Director

Robert L. Sonfield

770 South Post Oak Lane, Suite 435

Houston, TX 77056-1913

(713) 877-8333


Ray Chapman, NC - President 
Val Chapman, OH - Vice President 
Pauline Chapman, IL - Secretary 
Kathy Crouch, CO - Treasurer

Al Chapman, MO - Corresponding Secretary

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