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BRANCH. This is a metaphorical expression, which designates, in the genealogy of a numerous family, a portion of that family which has sprang from the same root or stock; these latter expressions, like the first, are also metaphorical.
     2. The whole of a genealogy is often called the genealogical tree; and sometimes it is made to take the form of a tree, which is in the first place divided into as many branches as there are children, afterwards into as many branches as there are grand-children, then of great grandchildren, &c. If, for example, it be desired to have a genealogical tree of Peter's family, Peter will be made the trunk of the tree; if he has had two children, John and James, their names will be written on the first two branches; which will themselves shoot out as many smaller branches as John and James have children; from these other's proceed, till the whole family is represented on the tree; thus the origin, the application, and the use of the word branch in genealogy will be at once perceived.

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7) Branching Out was included in the CWMA's periodicals list of 7 February 1991 (the list that most accurately represents the titles that were transferred from Toronto to Ottawa in 1992); however, at some point between 1991 and 2006, Branching Out was removed from the CWMA's periodical list because of a policy that transferred more widely disseminated feminist periodicals to the general collection at the University of Ottawa's Morriset Library.
in its appeal" (Wachtel, "Update on Feminist Periodicals" 13), Branching Out was (for a time) well known within the feminist community and, consequently, classified as widely disseminated enough to be excluded from the special care afforded to archival materials.
In her recent memoir The Gargoyle's Left Ear, Susan McMaster, founding editor of Branching Out, recalls the events that led her to post the "two dozen day-glo pink announcements" (15) that brought seventeen women together to produce "the first national feminist magazine in Canada" (16).
Into this void, McMaster cast her "two dozen day-glo pink announcements," and by December 1973 the preview issue of Branching Out was in circulation (see figure 2), graced with poems by Margaret Atwood; a short story by Dorothy Livesay; articles on "Indian Rights for Indian Women," latchkey kids, and champion trap shooter Sue Nattrass; an interview with Margaret Laurence by June Sheppard; and book reviews by Maureen Scobie and Susan Musgrave.