According to AFAOA bylaws, our objectives are:
To gather, preserve and disseminate Austin genealogies and Austin family histories.
To establish a specialized database of Austin information that can assist genealogists and family members to learn as much as possible about their Austin heritage.
To help foster wider acquaintances and long-term friendships among the members of all branches of the Austin families.
The archival holdings of the AFAOA began with the research efforts of Edith Austin Moore as she searched for her Austin ancestors. From 1922 until her death in 1979 Edith compiled a collection of Austin genealogies and research data and eventually produced books or manuscripts on eight Austin lines. To further her Austin research, in 1942 Edith and her brother, Henry Warner Austin, founded the Austin Family Association, which later became the Austin Families Association of America. Janet Austin Curtis continued her work, followed by Bonnie Austin Bigolin from 1990 to 2001, and Liz Austin Carlin since then.
AFAOA is dedicated to preserving and continuing Austin research. Will you join us? The AFAOA databases now contain over 150,000 individuals in more than 61 Austin lines. They are continually being updated. Are your Austin ancestors there? Corrections and additions to the databases are gratefully accepted. Compilers for additional lines are needed. If you are interested in Austin research please consider supporting the work of AFAOA by becoming a member.