Hello, my name is John Janmaat and you see me here in a rare moment of relaxation!
I was born in Holland, but since 1968 I have been living in Adelaide, Australia.
Since 1964 I have been researching the "Janmaat Family Tree". Progress so far has been painfully slow, but after all these years there is light at the end of the tunnel.
Since marrying my wife (a Thiele) I have also been researching the genealogy and history of the Thiele Family of Hahndorf in the Adelaide Hills. This has been a totally different, but equally as fascinating a journey.
Since 1836 many Thiele families have entered South Australia and other parts of Australia.
Although my research to date has focused on the Thiele Family of Hahndorf I have also collected a lot of information about other Thiele families.
All in all I have quite a bit of interesting information and also photos.
I intend to publish all this data on this web site as I find the time.
28th January 2008