POINT was created in 1987 and is the largest network of Italian family historians in the world. It is composed of 28 chapters across the United States.The chapters are called POINTers In Person (or PIP for short).

Each chapter is formed by members in a particular geographic area for the purpose of social interaction and face-to-face discussion of Italian genealogy and related topics.

Each chapter is independently organized and determines its own activities and schedule of events.