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Austin Families Association of America

A Message From Our President


Happy Thanksgiving

Please enjoy this blessed day. We have much to be thankful for such as the emerging Covid-19 vaccines. We at AFAOA wish each of you the best for Thanksgiving and the coming Yuletide. We pray for your continued good health, America’s good health and the World’s rapid recovery.

One quick note: my mother taught me that prayer could be powerful particularly when we follow through to help prayer’s success.  She told me “God helps those who help themselves.” So in this season of family and friends, my mother would ask me (and you) to keep up your prayers and to love your neighbors and your family and friends by wearing your masks, practicing social distancing, and keeping your gatherings as small as possible.

John Clinard



Welcome to the AFAOA Website!

The Austin Families Association of America is the premiere organization researching Austins (including all variant spellings) who immigrated to America. We were founded in 1942 by Edith Austin Moore and her brother Henry Warner Austin to bring Austin researchers together.
We welcome contributions from anyone who is researching Austins, and we offer our members the assistance of our expert genealogists. 
We make our data freely available for non-profit use by all Austin researchers.
Join us!

The Forums Are Live!

Members, have you visited our Forums page yet?
You'll find the link under the Members Only tab. Help your fellow Austins by answering their queries. Post your own queries.
This is a benefit of membership, and a great chance to connect with fellow Austin researchers while we can't meet in person. 

All Members Should Login!

All members (for whom we have a working email address) should have received an email explaining how to login. We are asking everyone to login by 15 Nov 2020 and change his or her password. This is to ensure our website's security. If you do not reset your password by the 15th, your account will be disabled and you will need to contact the Webmaster at to regain access.
We already have several tools available for members who login. You are invited to take advantage of the Surname Research tool, post queries on our Forum, pay your dues online, see our Membership List and email other members, and download our bylaws and other Association documents.
For general questions about AFAOA, please send a message to our general email:
For membership questions, please contact our Membership Chairman:
For technical issuse with the website, please contact the Webmaster:

Have Austin Information to Share?

If you have any information on Austins to share with us, please contact our genealogists:
For northern states, contact Carol R. Austin at
For southern states, contact Liz Austin Carlin at
We will try to help you find your place in our Austin lines.

Looking for Our Database?

It has moved!
Click on AFAOA Database to the left. 
Your username and password have not changed. 

Historic Austin Photos

Feel free to submit your old photos to the Webmaster for inclusion on our home page.
Ensign Anthony Austin's HouseTitchfield House   
Artist's drawing of the J. Austen residence, Jeromesville, Ohio



Austin Help Worldwide

Austen Family CrestAFAOA is the premiere organization for researching Austins who emigrated from Europe to the United States and Canada. For Austins who remained in Europe, or emigrated to Australia, New Zealand, or South Africa, please also visit, which is run by Guild of One Name Studies and AFAOA member Brian Austen of Tasmania, Australia.



For general inquiries, please email us at
For membership questions, please email Membership Chairman Alice Austin Martin at
For question related to our database, please email Database Chairman Jim Carlin at
For questions related to the Austin-Austen DNA Project, please email DNA Coordinator Art Sikes at
For technical assistance with the website or database, please email the Webmaster at