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Old Levin Post Office

The first Levin Post Office was a small wooden building situated in Queen Street West.   The above Post Office which was opened on 17 August 1903 by the Postmaster General Sir Joseph Ward was demolished in 1981.


Significant Contributors


The Horowhenua Family History Group Inc. enjoys a strong relationship with:

  • Eastern & Central Community Trust
  • Pub charity
  • Endeavour Community Foundation
  • Horowhenua District Council
  • Infinity Foundation Limited








Mission Statement:

Our mission is to promote interest in the field of family history and provide support and guidance to those trying to research all aspects of their family genealogy, whakapapa and history.  We provide many local and overseas resources to faciliate research. Through meetings and workshops, members are given opportunities to develop research skills.


Monthly Meetings:

The Horowhenua Family History Group Inc.
We meet on the last Monday of every month except December.
Visitors are welcome to attend two consecutive meetings free
before being required to join the group.


Group annual subscription: $20

Thompson House.

4 Kent Street, Levin.





Tuesday 21st 12-1, National Library
Monthly lunch hour family talk (topic TBA)


Monday 27th 7.30pm, Thompson House
Monthly meet


Thursday 30th, 10am. Thompson House
MONTHLY CLUB DAY,focus on Papers Past

This month will feature an exploration of Papers Past: ideas on how to get best
value from this site; as well as being opportunity to chew the cud over brick walls
or anything else genealogical. Wi-fi and several databases are available.

Gold coin donation to cover venue hire and morning tea.


AUGUST MULTI-DRAW RAFFLE for Family History Month

The committee is running a multi-draw raffle during August.
Tickets will be sold at the three special events being held.
Please contact a committee member with your donation.

Tuesday 4th 7pm, Te Takere
Prof Glyn Harper
Bully beef, biscuits and scurvy: Gallipoli rations


Monday 10th- Saturday 15th , Te Takere
HFHG raffle and publicity table


Saturday 15th 1.30pm, PNth Library
Finding your family in Scotland


Saturday 22nd 10.30am, Te Takere
Howard Chamberlain
Military research in NZ and UK


Saturday 29th 10am-4pm, Te Takere
NZSG Irish Interest Group
Irish Research day


Heritage Room:
Open to the Public:

Located at Te Takere Culture and Community Centre.

10 Bath Street, Levin

Our research facilities are open daily.   We have volunteers only too happy to assist.



Tracing Your Family Tree?  Can We Help?

We will give you assistance as best we can to further your research.

We believe we have good facilities in the form of our book and microfiche libraries.  These are being constantly added to. Overseas Family History magazines are distributed on a round robin basis.


The Horowhenua Family History Group Inc.

Gives you the opportunity to develop the local resources by taking part in projects such as:-

  • Transcribing local school rolls.
  • Cemetery Monumental Inscriptions.
  • Indexing local newspapers.


Microfiche For Sale
Special offer while stocks last!!

Microfiche for sale Set 1 of the Levin Daily Chronicle for the period 1915-1925 contained on 32 fiche and is available for $30. Set 2 of the Levin Daily Chronicle for the period 1926-1939 and also includes The Shannon news 1921-1929 contained on 37 fiche and is available for $50.

These sets are an index of Horowhenua content and have been done to compliment the papers that have been microfilmed by the Alexander Turnbull Library. Entries include:- Births, Deaths, Marriages, Clubs, War, Accidents, Obituaries, Court, Borough/County Councils, etc, etc.


Purchase both sets together

$65 inclusive of postage in New Zealand Sets can be purchased by sending an order with remittance to The Secretary, Horowhenua Family History Group, C/o Te Takere, 10 Bath Street, Levin 5510. The cost includes postage and packing within New Zealand.


For overseas orders please email:
Horowhenua Family History Group Inc. for cost of postage.
Census Transcription Books and Research Diaries For Sale!

Produced as a fundraiser for our Branch.  The Census Transciption book is a must for every Genealogist to easily record data from repositories or On-line researching.  Simple and quick to use containing 40 pages.
The Research Diary again contains 40 pages and makes an excellent reference from 'To Do' thru to your final permanent record of results.
Buy now for $11.00 + $1.50 postage.