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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:

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: $25


Thompson House

Kent Street, Levin.



Please visit us at our stall on 29th September 2017

10am to 3pm

Events Centre at the Showgrounds


Come to the September meeting

Monday 25th September 2017

Linda, back from her travels in Europe

Also, please bring along you’re your GEDCOM on a USB stick,

for a free WOF check.

We have started a collection of family history articles to share.

If YOU come across something in a magazine, on a website or

wherever and you think might be useful to someone else one day, then

  • Cut it out, or
  • Print it, or
  • copy it
  • and we can add it to the collection to share with others.

    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. 


    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.