Raymond, what State is your house in?
If you are in Victoria, you can have your Solicitor search your Title online. If you have a Mortgage the original Deed will be held by your Bank. If you have paid off your Mortgage you need to formally request your Bank to send you a Discharge of Mortgage and the original Title to be lodged at the Titles Office and pay a fee of around $100.00.
Pleasure Raymond. I know exactly what you are saying! We always put things in safe places and forget where the safe place was!!! Good luck