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Take a look at the copy of what you were served with. It should have some information about the cause number in which the judgment issued. You would then need to find the court file for that cause number and look to see what papers were filed leading up to the judgment. This should tell you the information that you are looking for.
You may want to file a motion to stay the garnishment based on a lack of service of process of the underlying suit in which the judgment was obtained. It sounds like you never had notice of that lawsuit so that you could defend yourself. If that is in fact the case, then you would need to move to vacate that judgment in the court that issued it on the grounds of improper service of process and thus lack of jurisdiction.