Beginning Steps to Finding Your Chinese Ancestors

Saturday, March 13, 2021, 1:00pm – 3:00pm Central Standard Time (Chicago time zone)

Learn the first steps in collecting and gathering family data and searching U.S. genealogical records for Chinese family information. We will discuss the importance of identifying the Chinese surname character and the ancestral village in China. We will share resources that will help you on your journey to find your Chinese ancestors. Presented by Kelly Summers, an Accredited Genealogist. 

This is a joint program with the North Suburban Genealogical Society. Please join the NSGS for a short meeting prior to the presentation. All are welcome.

Registration will close two hours before the program begins and registrants will receive a link to join shortly thereafter. Go to below link and click the purple REGISTRATION link on left side of screen to register for the presentation.

BACGG New Year Recipes


Chinese New Years is almost upon us and we hope you are making plans to prepare for the Year of the Ox.  Today we launched our virtual BACGG Chinese New Years Recipe Flip-Book to share with you. Each recipe is a traditional dish and a family favorite to welcome in the New Year. The first five recipes includes a link to watch the video of home chef demonstrating how to make their dish.   Enjoy!   

UPDATE March 6, 2021: Added are 16 NEW recipes and measurements to “Jai May’s Way”

Hint: To print to pdf (same as download, which does not work), choose the Save to PDF option after you click on the printer icon on just above on the left, then choose where on your storage device you want to save the file.

How to Prepare for the Year of the Ox

To help you prepare for the Year of the Ox, we are Introducing our BACGG virtual flip-book on “How to Prepare for the Year of the Ox.”  This virtual flip book is only a highlight and we invite you to do more research on your own. Start by talking to your family to gather any forgotten personal family New Year traditions. 

We are also collecting family recipes to include into our BACGG flip-cookbook. Please email them to by February 27, 2021.