There are a number of different terms for deeds, mortgages, and other "official" recorded document filings: Official Records, Land Records, Recorders Records, Clerk's Records, Recorded Documents, Real Estate Records, Grantor/Grantee Records, even Public Records and Official Public Records.
Recorded Documents / Official Records / Land Records are usually filed at the County Clerk, Register of Deeds, or County Recorder. In addition to deeds and mortgages, you may find liens, judgments, military discharges, bonds, trusts, child support enforcement orders, business registration, power of attorney filings, financing statements, Uniform Commercial Code filings, trusts, partnership documents, leases, and Wills. Some counties also provide birth, death and marriage certificates, and quite a few will provide you with copies of the documents online for a small fee or even for free.
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