We have published thirteen small volumes of biographies of tavern keepers.

See the Table of Contents. These are all available for purchase. Please use our merchandise order form.

These brief volumes are NOT all inclusive, but rather, they only contain biographies of a

few featured taverners and innkeepers.

There are many thousands of men and women who provided this service over the course of

the 140-year-long time period on which our Society focuses.

After reviewing the contents, if you wish to submit a biography of your ancestor,

please contact the Keeper of the Tavern Records for instructions on how to do so.


For a more complete list of qualifying ancestors, please click here. Check the website from time to time for updates.




You might also want to join our record extraction project.

 Flagon and Trencher has undertaken a record extraction project to identify all qualifying operators of colonial taverns, inns or ordinaries.

The time period of interest is prior to 4 July 1776, within any of the American Colonies that existed by that date.



  • Whether or not your a member, you can assist us in this project.

  • Genealogists, local historians and others can contribute to success of this project.

  • Submittal can be either via paper copies or electronic transmission.

  • All contributors will be acknowledged.

  • For further information please contact the Keeper of the Records.