Italians in Chicago Oral History Project



Complete lists of Catholic parishes

Interviews with Italian immigrants 1979-1980

The world’s largest collection of Chicago street name changes

Chicago’s Italian Voice – read my genealogy columns


Chicago Italian Genealogy Resources

Parish Locator

Chicago World War I Draft Board Maps

Find Catholic parishes near Chicago location

Search for the correct spelling of your ancestral town


Chicago street maps circa 1918





Welcome friends and fellow Italian genealogists!


We used to be POINTers in Person Chicago-North Chapter from 2001-2011.  But the chapter has folded, and so has POINT. 

However, we think some of these resources are very worthwhile for anyone researching their Chicago and Italian roots.


This web site was created by Daniel E. Niemiec, founder of the chapter and lecturer on Chicago and Italian genealogy.


(page last updated on 1 September 2013)