Most genealogists would mistakenly assume that the prestigious genealogy collection of the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., contains only U.S. materials. In fact, the Library of Congress (LOC) has an impressive collection of Hispanic materials in its Hispanic Reading Room. The room also has its own website, available in both English and EspaÃ±ol. The site boasts histories, maps, and excellent online collections of Hispanic, Portuguese, and Caribbean materials. The Hispanic Room is open to the public, but a visit to the website will prepare you for maximizing your research visit.