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Austin Families Association of America

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!

AFAOA to Hold Its First Virtual Annual Conference

Dear Members, 
Because of the on-going pandemic we had to cancel the AFAOA Annual Conference in Williamsburg, VA for 2020. Instead we will hold a remote conference using Zoom. We hope all members will participate! Here are a few things you should know:
  1. The Conference will be at 5:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time on Friday October 30, 2020.
  2. The meeting will be our annual Business Meeting with brief comments and reports by AFAOA officers and committee chairpersons. We will address your questions and comments at that time.
  3. New officers for the upcoming 2-year term will be welcomed and installed.
  4. We are trying to hold the Zoom time to 2 hours, and hopefully much less.
  5. All AFAOA members are invited. The first 100 logins will be accepted.
  6. Please acquaint yourself with Zoom before joining the meeting.
  7. Each AFAOA member will receive an e-mail containing the Zoom details (meeting ID and password, and phone-in instructions).  Watch for this e-mail a few days before October 30, 2020.

Please address any questions, comments, or concerns to President John Clinard at as soon as possible. John will get you an answer from the appropriate person.
Hope to "see" you there! 

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.

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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